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Are Eco SmartHomes the Next Smartphones?

Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, home, eco-friendly, conservation, protection )

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Our smartphones are like Batman's utility belt. Encased within their sleek and slim, aluminium and glass coated bodies is, sometimes seemingly, the answer to all our problems. Roaring into the limelight in the last few years, smartphones are a brilliant

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jeanne schreurs (205)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:00 am

Automatic Man
Another item of radiation-pollution.
There will be more bees killed and people sick.

Tim C (2420)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:55 am

Kath P (9)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 10:01 am
I've never owned a phone that wasn't attached to a cord...I would however live in the home shown in the photo header.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 10:04 am

Phillipa W (199)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 12:23 pm
oh ok. I wonder how much energy goes into building one of these and manufacturing all the components. It just doesn't seem too hard to turn off a switch on the wall. I know people probably used to say that about a remote for TV's, but this is different to just watching TV.

Yvonne White (229)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 1:30 pm
I love modern architecture & the eco-friendly ways & means that are increasing in the industry - but Excessive Technology seems like an unnecessary waste to me. Not everyone is glued to their phones & some people are intimidated by tech, so "smart homes" would only appeal to a SMALL segment of society..I also suspect they would be high-priced to capture that "elite tech" group. You can get "the look" & the energy savings in a MUCH lower-tech setting, meaning Much Cheaper than you'd think.

Donna G (42)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 1:55 pm
I have never owned a smart phone and I gave up my cell phone months ago. I hardly used it so there was no point in paying for the service. If a house can't clean itself and do the chores regularly associated with maintaining a home, it's not smart enough. But, if a house is so smart that it could potentially turn on its occupants, I wouldn't want that either.

James Maynard (84)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:17 pm
Really like this concept. Wish I could afford
to build one.

M B (62)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:21 pm
I'm off Smartphones and the like since I've known about PRISM; it's back to the old - fashioned letters. Now you've got electric cars which run your power in the house. I can't afford a smart house or that car. Period.

Sharon W. (4)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:47 pm
I donīt have a smartphone, but I would gladly take such a home ;)

Lona G (80)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 3:22 pm
I never had use for a smartphone, but I wouldn't mind a smarthome if that would keep my Carbon footprint to a minimum, You might need to invest in it, but I'm sure that in the long run it'll pay itself back.

Julia R (296)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 11:53 pm
We all need SmartHomes as well as Smartphones! The concept is great and it really would enable us to cut down on our huge energy consumption and start living truly "smart" by becoming really energy efficient and developing sustainable living which is finally compatible with out planet! Great post.

Carol H (229)
Friday July 19, 2013, 9:38 am
thank you Cher, noted

Gvapo T (22)
Friday July 19, 2013, 11:54 am
nice article
thanks cher

Gvapo T (22)
Friday July 19, 2013, 11:54 am
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Kathleen R (138)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 10:47 am
read & noted

Debbie Crowe (87)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 4:08 am
I don't have use for a Smart phone, and by the time these Smart homes are up and running, I will probably be dead.
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