We aren’t so far removed from a world full of smart homes with voice-controlled home appliances as we might think. We live in a world where, already, the adoption of new technology happens in a whirlwind-where gratification derived from one technological is short-lived. We are constantly demanding new levels of convenience. Today’s generation is becoming increasingly obsessed with the notion of “do-it-for-me.” People line up at stores hours before the doors open to buy the latest smartphones on release dates, just to be the considered a part of the select few early adopters-to be the first to own-trying to proclaim themselves as trendsetters. Technology sets the stage for what is considered cool and hip. Our infatuation for what’s next is simply unquenchable-it fuels the ever-accelerating drive of industrial innovation.
When you think about modern technology, and the way it is improving our day-to-day lives, you probably think about things like flat screen TVs, smartphones and e-book readers. You probably think of better computers and faster cars. It’s unlikely you think about technology much in relation to furniture. When you think about furniture you probably think about comfortable things to sit or lie on. You probably think of furniture as stuff made of wood, which comes in flat-packs, which you put together to keep your clothes in. Sofas and beds are pretty comfortable already. Technology and furniture don’t really mix – or do they?
Today broadband service is one of the most common types of service to have for connecting to the Internet and the days of using dialup service is left for people that do little more than get online once a week to check their email. What satellite technology has done is make it possible for people that do not live in populated areas to have a way to connect to the Internet.