Tony stark had one of the best smart homes ever
imagined! Let's compare it with what I have in my house, that's just a bunch of smart
home tech that you can buy off the shelf, to see if i'm even close. Iron Man's opening
scene starts out at 7am. Jarvis does a wake-up call by changing the windows to let in the
natural light. He gives the weather forecast and displays it on the actual windows. Today you
can have windows with displays built in and I've only seen these at CES because I don't have tony
But let me show you what I do have. Using a schedule routine at seven am (good
morning Reed, it's time to wake up) I can have either Amazon or Google's assistant tell me
good morning, open the Lutron window shades, start reading off the weather, and display it. It's
still really useful and I love this automation. When Tony Stark needs to get a hold of Pepper,
he calls her using a smart home that shows up on the dashboard interface.
It probably seemed
advanced at the time but this is so easy to do! I can use Amazon Echoes to just drop
into a room and immediately have a two-way conversation without any
interaction, which is pretty cool. Reed? Reed? With google you can call a device
in another room and answer it with a screen or your voice. Hey! Hey what's up? Come out
here I've got something special for you! Oh awesome, yeah I'll be out there in a second.
Oh hey here it is! Thank you! Great surprise.
Now what about when the reporter visiting Tony
Stark's house goes to use the dashboard? Jarvis knows it's not Tony and she gets denied! This
is one feature we haven't fully figured out yet. We can use Amazon and Google to recognize our
voice, but I can't have them ignore everyone else's voice and only accept commands from my
voice. This is something I would love to do, and for the dashboard I guess
I could use face ID on an iPad, but it's still not perfect, and we have a long
ways to go to be on Tony Stark's level.
All right, I don't want to get too far into this video before
mentioning tony stark's garage. It's high tech, really smart, and kind of the garage of my dreams.
I could live the rest of my life in this one room. To enter, Tony's door is locked and needs a
code to get in. Front door locks with codes are popular, but I wanted one for a door inside my
house that way no one messes with my camera gear and smart home tech in my studio.
So I bought this
door handle with a fingerprint reader on Amazon it works really well, and you can add multiple
fingerprints. Don't worry Pepper, I mean my wife, has one of her fingerprints added as well. It has
a rechargeable battery in the handle and a key if the battery runs out. So far it's been a good
indoor lock to keep those filthy intruders out. Jarvis lets Tony know that the task
is complete. The render is complete. I can have my voice assistant announce when
something is done, like the washing machine. The washing machine is finished. So Tony's getting
alerted that his Iron Man suit is done rendering, and I'm getting alerted that my laundry is
done. Yeah… yeah it's basically the same thing! Also Amazon just made it possible to have
devices announce their status using the proactive notification, like if the oven is preheated or if
the robot vacuum is stuck. So soon you should have more options for those kind of things.
look at how cool Tony Stark's garage is, you can't help but notice the lighting is very good. Usually
lighting in the garage is terrible, but I added some inexpensive led lights and it completely
changed my garage. They're really easy to install, you just screw in a couple brackets and snap
the light right into them. They can be connected together with short or long connectors. You can
wire them up or just plug them into an outlet like me. They're not smart out of the box, so I
plugged them into a smart outlet to automate them. Now if I open either garage door or just walk
into the garage, the lights automatically turn on for 10 minutes. I love the soft white that these
lights have and I can't wait to do more projects in the garage now.
And I know it's not on Tony
Stark's level, but maybe one day I'll get there. Speaking of which, Tony Stark has a lot of robots
in his garage he tells them to clean up areas that are a mess. They assist him when he's building
a suit even though the robots fail at some of their jobs. It tries to make a smoothie and Tony
threatens it because it's not getting it right, and they also use a broom to clean up.
in the home are something we're gonna see more and more of. We already have robot vacuums and
they're getting pretty advanced, with LIDAR to map out the house, and cameras to avoid objects.
Amazon just announced the Astro robot that you can actually buy soon. A lot of people made fun
of it, which might not be a good idea. I mean who do you think Amazon robots will target first
when they're taking over mankind? But really, robots are only going to get better so we have
to start somewhere, and even tony stark's robots are not perfect.
There are also prototype robots
that will work in a kitchen that I've seen at CES. I even have one that will go around and clean up
toys. It can even hold a broom… well kind of. It's about as smart as Tony Stark's robot, so that
isn't saying much. The robots are also moving a camera to film Tony testing out his suit. The
Nest Hub Max and new iPads can kind of do this by zooming in on the person it's following, or a
camera that can actually move like the Echo Show 10 and even his DJI Osmo Pocket. It can follow
my face and always keep me in frame, which is pretty sweet.
So beyond robots, what about using
Jarvis as a voice assistant? Well Tony Stark tells Jarvis to drop the needle and start playing
music. Any smart speaker can easily do that now, but are there any smart record players? Not that I
know of, but if you know of one then please let me know, because I want one! In Iron Man 3 Tony Stark
implants a micro repeater so he can call his suit to go to him. I recently saw a lady implant an
RFID chip in her hand to control her smart home… crazy times we live in! Now I've seen way too
many Black Mirror episodes to implant myself with a chip, but I can use hand gestures on my Nest
Hub Max to stop and play music and timers. I hope they continue to develop this technology because
it can be more convenient than using my voice. In Iron Man 3, Tony Stark has a panic attack and
Jarvis is able to tell because of his heart rate. If you have an Apple Watch it can tell if
you have an irregular heartbeat and Apple has claimed that this feature has helped a lot of
people, which is pretty cool.
Tony asks Jarvis to create a project on his personal server and
of course Jarvis does it with no problem. I asked Siri to create a folder on my computer…
nope it's not happening. Thanks a lot Siri. Amazon also cannot access my computer, but somehow I'm
okay with that. On Twitter I asked you guys how close we are to Tony Stark's smart home becoming
a reality. The majority of you said that we have a long way to go. I think I kind of agree with
you, but I lean more towards we're getting there, because smart home technology has come a long
way since the first Iron Man movie came out. And all this stuff that we don't have yet, it's
exciting because that's some of the stuff we're gonna see in the near future.
One of those things
is Jarvis, who is extremely intelligent and can do way more than our current assistants. For
example, Jarvis does an analysis on a car engine and does simulations on elements
to see what could be used as the core. He also is always listening to Tony and responds
without needing to hear any kind of trigger word. While they're not listening to everything like
Jarvis, both Amazon and Google have follow-up mode, which allow you to continue to talk to
the assistants without having to say the trigger word over and over again. Jarvis asks Tony deep
questions, like what is he trying to achieve, all while staying very conversational. Jarvis
congratulates Tony on creating a new element and then proactively starts running
diagnostics without even being asked to. When Tony is asking Jarvis to put together the
suit, Jarvis tries to talk Tony Stark out of it, so there's definitely some serious AI going
on there to make those types of decisions.
Also Jarvis has some snarky remarks and just a
better personality than the current assistants, also a more realistic voice. Of course Jarvis
does a lot more with controlling the weapons and navigation on the Iron Man suit, but I'm just
mainly talking about Jarvis in the smart home, and I think we've come a long way since
that first Iron Man movie back in 2008. That's three years before Siri was on an iPhone
and six years before the first Amazon Echo, which is just crazy to think about! I know it
might seem like Jarvis is so advanced and we may never see our smart assistants be able to
do this. I'm telling you right now we're much closer than you might think. I'm working on a
follow-up to this video with some advanced and very exciting smart home projects that are going
to get me a lot closer to Tony Stark's smart home. Just like Jarvis, I have to be able to
have a conversation with my smart assistant they also need to be proactive and have a
much better AI.
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because you're not going to want to miss this! Wait did I hear you just open another candy
wrapper? Wait what? I heard you say that i don't have a good personality. Uh it's true you
have a lot to work on. You're never going to look like Tony Stark eating like that. Okay whoa
let's just dial it back a little bit! All right how about we create a new element
for the periodic table? Just stop! I sense that you are having a panic
attack, That's it, I'm shutting you down. Wait I ordered you candy on Amazon and it's at
the door right now. That's what i'm talking about!