Our homes, as comedian George Carlin said, are just a place for our stuff. But what if, asks a new generation of startups, all these things could just… disappear?
Inventors, architects and designers around the world have recently come together to find ways to do just that. Their technology can make parts of apartments and houses and all their contents disappear from sight with the push of a button. Former MIT researchers, ex-an apple and Tesla engineers based in San Francisco and a design and architecture firm in Spain are among those developing what can only be described as robotic furniture. And it’s already trickled down from factory floors to students, church program directors, and celebrity couples like Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis.