After Christmas, my son put together most of his city Legos that he got as presents. One of the gifts was a ship, and it started me thinking about how similar our house is to a ship.
So here are the ways that I think houses are similar to ships, whether spaceships or ocean ships!
Both ships and houses have an engine that make them functional. The engine in a ship would be the motor that makes it move, and the equivalency in a house would be the furnace/air conditioner.
The electrical system on each do a similar function. Yeah the house is connected to a grid system, but the use of electricity still does similar functions such as light the interior…
Both ships and houses protects the people and contents inside each of them from the weather. Okay, so a ship’s real purpose is to move on the water, but it protect the passengers from the weather too.
Okay, now on to a spaceship. Again the purpose of a spaceship is to travel through space, where as a house is to not move at all!
Spaceships and house really have a lot of similarities when then come to protecting the people inside! A spaceship needs to protect the people inside from the heat, cold and other such harsh elements.
Okay, I confess, I’m really typing this post because I would like to compare my house to a spaceship because I thought it would be cool to talk about the way the computer systems in houses will continue to develop into more complex systems that would rival such computer systems in as old classic films such as “Star Trek” and “Star Wars“.
Today, we have systems that automatically turn on lights when we enter a room and then back off after we leave a room, and there is also the programmable thermostats. Someday soon I can imagine house doing much, much more! I can see a computer system that would greet us like Hal in 2001. Such system could make sure the garage door is closed and all door inside the house are locked after a certain hour. These systems could automatically open the doors as we greet the house just by our voice (or other montoring criteria). It could wake us up in the morning, and turn off the TVs when we aren’t at home. I’m just scratching the service here, but I can imagine that it could be quite incredible.
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