The next two decades will bring many challenges — not least climate change, geopolitical tensions and addressing inequality. Yet, at the same time, a range of revolutionary technologies are set to change much of our lives for the better.
Campaign group Smart Energy GB commissioned Foresight Factory, a team of consumer trend experts focusing on the future, to look at how everyday UK residents might go about their lives in 2035. In particular, we wanted to map the sustainability, technology and energy trends that could shape their lives — and the role of smart meters in unlocking these.
The report predicts that, in 15 years, many of us will live in fully-automated smart homes, where innovations typically seen in sci-fi films — like domestic robots — are commonplace.