A Technologically Sustainable, Responsible and Smarter Home

Stead, Michael (2023) A Technologically Sustainable, Responsible and Smarter Home. In: Future Home. Routledge, London. (In Press)

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As we progress further into the 21st century, the everyday domestic practices and experiences of many citizens in modern societies are increasingly being mediated by so-called ‘smart’ devices and systems. The realities of the contemporary data-driven ‘smart home’ are, however, yet to meet the utopian visions persistently promoted by technology platforms and manufacturers, particularly the purported advantages such interventions offer for environmental sustainability. Considering this disparity, this chapter critically and creatively explores the growing burdens, and potential benefits, that the increased adoption of data-driven ‘smart’ technologies the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence (AI) pose in transitioning future societies towards more sustainable ways of domestic living.

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