Disney and Microsoft Introduce the Tech-House of the Future


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Disney and Microsoft Introduce the Tech-House of the Future
by Carlo Orlando on 02/25/2008   

Fifty years after being first unveiled, the Disneyland "House of the Future" is back with all-new innovations that could never have been imagined 50 years ago. The Disney "Dream Home" is the brainchild of The Walt Disney Co., Microsoft Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co., LifeWare and Taylor Morrison. All five companies hope to make the house into an actual retailed product one day, with initial estimations starting at 15 million dollars. (Source: sfgate.com)

In 1957, just two years after opening their gates for the very first time, Disneyland introduced the world to the "House of the Future" exhibit. The house stood as an accurate representation of what futuristic dwellings would look like: all-plastic, pod-shaped and complete with an early microwave oven, wall-sized television set and an electric razor. 10 years later, the exhibit closed its doors forever when it was apparent that society failed to meet the expectations of the house.

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