The Roanoker - January/February 2018 - 8
The average home is expected to have
more than 50 internet-enabled devices
by the year 2020, and the Smart Home
event, powered by Cox's Ultimate tier
high-speed internet technology, easily
supported those 50 devices making the
future a reality today.
"Who knew that smart devices could make
cooking more enjoyable, efficient and safe?
A connected kitchen not only allows me to
stay in control of things while I am in the
kitchen, but it also allows me to share my
love of cooking with the rest of the world!
With my new Amazon app, 'Alexa' can walk
you through over 1,000 recipes from my blog
WhitneyBond.com totally hands free!"
But back to Lucy and some other
efficiencies she appreciates about
her smart home:
Telehealth technology that gives her live,
personal interaction with doctors while at
home. Technology makes "anywhere care"
possible, eliminating the need to travel to
a medical facility for every consultation.
Streaming cooking lessons from published
cookbook authors like Whitney Bond,
a food blogger and host of "29-Minute
Meals." Whitney is a regular on national
television, and prepares culinary favorites
in the kitchen using apps and smart
Her music lessons from world-renowned
violinist Jason Yang - when he's not
touring with Madonna, of course.
A smart toothbrush which uses wireless
technology to help manage her oral
health. It tells her if she is brushing too
hard, brushing long enough, if brushing
habits have improved and can even
provide updates via smartphone...and, she
can even make sure her kids brushed their
- WHITNEY BOND, FOOD BLOGGER AND COOKBOOK AUTHOR
future a reality today. From whimsical to
practical, event attendees were delighted
while interacting with groundbreaking
technology such as amazing virtual reality
experiences from Blacksburg-based GoJourni.
Demonstrating how technology offers an
educational, interactive window into other
parts of the world, attendees could "walk"
through the streets of Milan, Italy or explore
the constellations all from the comforts of the
Now, think about the endless possibilities
for nearly half of American adults that spent
at least some time working from home in
2016*. There are thousands of ways home
business owners and workers can also benefit
from connected homes. Unlocking a new
world of productivity and ease, Cox's highspeed internet can enable thousands of new
capabilities for businesses as well.