Teenager wins Home of 2020 competition with interactive CD

Teenager wins Home of 2020 competition with interactive CD
Melanie Reynolds Technology will be central to the home of the future according to today’s 18-year-olds if entries to the Class of ’81 competition are anything to go by. The competition which asked for visions of the Home of 2020 was open to A-level students born in 1981, the year that the first home PC was launched. The national winner was Matthew Cope who presented his home vision on a CD-ROM which included 3D images of the rooms. If his visions come true then humans would be embedded with chips at birth. These would contain personal details and also control access to certain mediums, such as entertainment and machinery. A home control panel will provide access to an on-line library, cope with grocery ordering and also diagnose minor illnesses. Cope’s prizes include a ?3,000 university bursary, PCs for school and home and work experience at competition organiser Packard Bell. Among propositions made by the regional winners was a computer featuring holographic projection capabilities and a kinetic generator.


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