Are smart homes good or bad? Noted entrepreneur Todd Lubar says that there are good and bad parts to smart homes, but with a little improvement, we can fix any issues that there may be.
The good part is that we can make everything more accessible. In the past, there were specific modifications that were made for people who had disabilities. For example, for some homes, they would make a ramp so that someone could get in easily. However, these days, smart homes let us make modifications that are a lot more complex and advanced than a simple ramp. In fact, these modifications are not limited to people with disabilities. Anyone can use smart homes in order to get better lighting and have easier access to things like their thermostat.
Everything is more convenient when you have a smart home. You can control the lighting from your smartphone. You can lock the doors or close the garage doors from your phone as well, even if you already left for work and forgot to close the door. You can monitor the camera systems at your home when you are at work and open the door for someone who is coming to take care of your pet dog. The list goes on and on. You can imagine how it can change the lives of people with disabilities. They no longer have to strain themselves to go from one place to another to do simple things like turn on the lights, turn on the television, see who is at the door, unlock the door, and so on.
At the same time, there are certain challenges that smart homes have. According to inspirery.com, a good example would be how someone with a speech disability would be able to use voice commands. If someone stutters, then virtual assistants may have a problem with understanding them. To overcome that challenge, we will have to create technology that can understand people who stutter.
When out of his offices, Todd prefers to spend most of his time with his family. Todd also enjoys staying fit and working out at a nearby gym. Beyond that, he really enjoys traveling especially to his favorite region of the country which is Southern California.
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