The concept may seem dated but the experience of the latest technology is as fun as it ever was.
Panasonic took an old school idea right to the cutting edge at this year’s IFA tech show in Berlin, stepping away from the modern display to which we have become accustomed at these types of events, in favor of an augmented reality based view of how the not too distant future may appear as technology steps into more areas of the home.
The brand brought a vision of how futuristic homes could look well within the lifetimes of the visitors.
The installations rode a careful line between progressive and just plain sci-fi, but they certainly did keep the attention of the visitors who were highly entertained by what many of the various common household features could do. Entering the installation featured a kitchen, where a tablet could control cooking tasks, and where cooling trays allowed foods to remain fresh even while they were left outside of the fridge – for example, if they were in use as an ingredient. That said, among all of the features, it was the augmented reality that truly took the cake.
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