Disney’s "Innovention Dream Home": A look inside

I love Disneyland, and I love technology, so it's a no-brainer for me to absolutely love Disney's new "Innovention Dream Home". Basically, it's a home of the future, as envisioned by Microsoft, HP, Life/ware, and Disneyland situated right inside the Disneyland park in Southern CA in Tomorrowland.

I saw a video about the 5,000 square foot home this morning on CNET, and I just had to share it here.

Special Note

Most of the scenarios that are demonstrated with speech recognition and synthesis technology are actually possible today with real live technology built into Windows Vista.

So, if you want to deck out your house with speech technology, check out Windows Speech Recognition included in Windows Vista for the basic speech technology to control the Operating System and all your applications running on Vista, and check out Windows Speech Recognition Macros (aka WSR Macros) for extending control to just about anything you can imagine.

Do you have an idea of what you'd like to control in your house? Leave me a comment in the comment section and I'll show you how easy it is...

Other cool links about the home:

Comments (3)

  1. jon_p says:

    How about controlling a Windows Media Center extender with voice?  Or turning on and off the lights in the house.

  2. BradT says:

    This is cool Rob and I’d like to know more!

    My house is wired with x10 modules.  How can I access these with voice control?

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