It seems that the world has been dumb for too long and now the smart era is upon us, with smart phones, smart appliances comes the rise of the new smart bed. The product was launced at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and showcased a double mattress bed that does everything that tracks your sleeping habits by breathing, heart rate, whether you are lying still or tossing and turning over the course of the sleep and even makes your sleeping partner stop snoring. No elbows and/or shaking required!
This clever bed is called x12, and is apparently $8,000 approximately R80,000 but they wanted to make sure that apart from all the smart things it does, it gives you even more value for your R80,000 because it listens to your voice and you can command it to initiate under bed lighting, built in massage and its anti-snore feature (which raises the angle at which the snorer is sleeping to temporarily relieve the snoring.
I am amazed and also perplexed, is this really what all our lives are going to come to – what’s next? I can’t help but wonder if this won’t be like constantly living in a hospital being hooked up to machines that monitor your heart, breath, etc. I did enough of that as a kid, so I am not too bothered, although the benefits for people who are ill will probably be increased tenfold. The insominacs probably wouldn’t benefit from something like this though.
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