Wednesday 12 December 2012

Popular Mechanics predicts NIALM to become reality in next 110 years

A Popular Mechanics article recently compiled a list of technology predictions for the next 110 years. One of the forecasts sounded oddly familiar:

"Smart homes will itemize electric, water, and gas bills by fixture and appliance. Shwetak Patel, a 30-year-old MacArthur Fellow, is working on low-cost sensors that monitor electrical variations in power lines to detect each appliance's signature."

Good to hear people are getting excited about energy disaggregation, although personally I hope it doesn't take the full 110 years to become widely available.

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