What will homes look like in 50 to 100 years?

Author's Note

It's really amazing what creative home designers are dreaming up for homes of the future. The meat home (in vitro meat habitat, to be exact) is my favorite. But I really do think that practically speaking, nobody's going to live in one of those in 50 to 100 years. There will always be the outliers who are willing to spend the money and time getting some really cool, untested, unusual thing that the rest of us can't afford or aren't willing to take a chance on just yet. Then some of the technology from that will filter down into a price point and a realistic version that the rest of us can get behind. It happens with all kinds of technology, including home design. If I'm around in 50 years, I definitely want my house to be more efficient and green, but I also want it to have that certain "homey" feeling that comes from the familiar.

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