Thursday, June 16, 2011
The Hotel Room of the Future
These are just a few of the ways that futurist Ian Pearson thinks hotels will differ in the year 2030. Hired by European hotel chain Travelodge, Pearson spent the last six months working on a report about hotels of the future. Some of his guesses, like those concerning virtual sex, have been making headlines in the UK. Others seem less fantastic, like the idea that guests will be able to post photos of their loved ones around the room with the click of a button, switching on the virtual reality capabilities of the walls and furnishings.
I recently spoke with Pearson for our radio show, and he told me that his full paper was available on his website Futurizon.com. Alas, I can't find it there, but TNooz.com has a good chart with his predictions. It's a fun, and intriguing read.