Visitors to TELUS’s Future Home check out the possibilities of some of its optically connected features

Future Home in Duncan

Check out what’s coming to a street near you through fiber optics

Hankering for a peek into the future? Then you might want to take a trip to Duncan this Friday, where coming attractions of the 21st Century will be on display.

The TELUS Future Home – mobile version – will be parked in the North Parking  Lot at the corner of Canada Ave. and Ingram St. for five days from April 15 until April 19.

If you like ‘cutting edge technology’ that will allow you to do things in your home faster, better, and from just about anywhere, you will want to drop by.

“TELUS is bringing the home of the future to demonstrate the life-changing potential of its state-of-the-art fibre optic network and offer a preview of what will be possible when homes are connected at the speed of light,” says a media release from the communications giant.

The Future Home showcases some of the most cutting-edge technology available today and provides a sneak peek at smart-home innovations on the horizon,” says the release.

“TELUS collaborated with technology leaders including Samsung, Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent to envision the Future Home and bring the near-term possibilities enabled by dramatically faster Internet speeds to life.”

You’ve probably already made the synaptic link between the Future Home road show, and all those TELUS technicians installing ‘fibre optic infrastructure’ in Vancouver Island neighbourhoods recently.

The bigger picture of the Future Home is the network it is connected to, and the possibilities TELUS says are opening up with the reality of almost unlimited bandwidth.

An April 4 item on the TELUS web site touts the companies $4.5 billion investment in new communications infrastructure across British Columbia through 2019.

This year alone, TELUS will invest $1.2 billion to extend fibre optic infrastructure directly to thousands of homes and businesses in rural and urban communities.

“By the end of 2019 TELUS will have invested more than $51 billion in British Columbia since 2000 to provide our neighbours with access to critical next-generation health, education, business and government services and solutions,” Darren Entwistle, TELUS president and CEO is quoted in the item.

So even if you’re not interested in a front door that will recognize you, or next-generation home entertainment, or smart fridges will help plan your menus, and smart cooktops that will guide you through new recipes, you might want to stop by and take a peek at the Future Home.

At least you’ll know what the Techno Joneses next door are up to when their robotic lawn mower begins doing its rounds, while they’re relaxing in their lawn chairs…

That last item’s my techno vision of the future, not an item on the TELUS list of Future Home improvement features.

 

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