Until today, I haven’t been all that impressed by light bulbs.
To be fair, I understand that light bulbs are a miracle of science. They’re the closest thing to real magic that exists in the world (other than sunsets and Amy Adams). But I take them for granted, and whenever I read about the next evolution in light bulbs, it just doesn’t get my technology endorphins flowing.
The biggest thing I learned is that light bulbs are prime for technological combinations because (a) every house needs light bulbs and (b) they’re already linked to electricity. You don’t have to plug them in using a separate cord. It’s like when someone realized that you could charge your phone by plugging it into your computer instead of the wall–the connection is already there.
Here’s what the light bulbs of tomorrow will be able to do (in fact, most of these light bulbs are already on the market):
What do you want your light bulbs to do in the future?