Home of the Future
MONDAY 10.00PM FROM 6 AUGUST
This new series transforms the lives of a family, filling their home from top-to-bottom with futuristic technology.
As well as having cutting-edge gadgets to play with, the Perera family in Sheffield will be challenged by scenarios likely to come in the next twenty to fifty years.
Overseen by expert Chris Sanderson the family discovers how society may work, rest and play – as well as eat, travel, stay healthy and power their homes.
The series looks at the effects of working from home and living in multi-generational households and asks: what will be eaten when cheap food is gone and mass-produced meat is unsustainable?
The family face being shamed by their bin if they don’t recycle enough and being temporarily banned from short car journeys (electric and hydrogen-powered, naturally). But the future is not all bad news as the Pereras discover mind-controlled games, domestic power stations that slash their bills, robots they can control from the other side of the world, waterless washing machines, cars, lawnmowers and vacuums that drive themselves and the joys of growing their own fish supper.