Imagine you’re coming home from work after a long day, and you don’t remember if you have milk and eggs for breakfast the next morning…your fridge may now be able to assist. Led by Samsung and LG, the new era of “smart” refrigerators will allow owners to ask their fridge if they’re out of milk, play music, leave digital notes, and even order groceries with just a voice command. With all of our discussion recently on the Internet of Things, this is a great example of a typical home appliance that will revolutionize our daily lives once implemented. The fridges not only can process and assist through only voice commands, they can also respond similarly to an “Alexa” or something else of that communication-natured software.
LG’s featured smart fridge will also have the ability to turn the screen transparent by knocking on it twice, allowing you to see inside the fridge without opening the doors. This will eliminate a lot of the excess cost from heat loss when standing with the fridge open for minutes at a time to see what’s inside. Apps will allow you to send recipes and text messages to your fridge from your smartphone, and cameras inside the fridge can be connected to the app to check the contents of your fridge remotely. The Internet of Things is definitely approaching us very quickly, and appliances with software like this is leading the charge forward.