‘Dream Home’ shows future
Anaheim, Calif. ? Disneyland has seen the future, and the future is now-ish.
For its “Innoventions Dream Home” that opened Monday, the Happiest Place on Earth combined today’s cutting edge technology with a few Jetsons-like flourishes.
Many of the 5,000-square-foot home’s technologies are practical, such as a virtual bulletin board for the kids’ schedules and a flat-screen outdoor monitor that gives barbecue instructions.
Others are more futuristic: the push of a button changes the outside appearance of the home and a virtual mirror projects accessories, hairstyles and clothes from your closet onto your reflection.
The idea of a futuristic home dates back to the Monsanto House of the Future, which stood near the entrance of Disneyland Park’s Tomorrowland from 1957 to 1967.