The CEO of Samsung Electronics, Boo-Keun Yoon, is now calling to all customers of the electronics industry to agree on open and adapt to the companied unique needs and lifestyles. He said this in the IFA 2014.
“The home of the future is not about the technology, nor is it about being smart and connected. It’s about human-based innovation. It’s about technology that isn’t overwhelming and works discretely behind the scenes to adjust to consumers’ needs at the right time.”
The CEO said that the company’s vision is to bring the future home as well as to adapt to people’s needs through three attributes ultimately becoming a home that cares for the welfare of people.
Yoon further noted that each future home will be tailored to the different needs of those who live there. In this way, there will not be one Home of the Future, but a billion Homes of the Future that are tailored to the unique passions and needs of people.
Samsung will use the research and creativity of its six Lifestyle Research Labs, six Product Innovation Teams and six DesignCenters around the world, as well as strategic collaborations with industry partners, to bring the Home of the Future.
Samsung recently announced its acquisition of SmartThings, a leading open platform for the next-generation smart home experience. In just over two years, SmartThings has built an active ecosystem that supports more than 1,000 devices and 8,000 apps created from its community of device makers, inventors, and developers.
“We are thrilled to work together with Samsung,” said Alex Hawkinson, CEO of SmartThings. “With the scale of resources and support from Samsung, we’ll be able to expand our platform to even more partners and devices. We’ve come so far, in such a short time, and are really excited for what’s ahead.”
Samsung showed a future home concept video that combined currently existing technologies with those of the future, further illustrating just how near the future home is.