A new study released by appliance manufacturer Miele shows the evolution of food in our future. They asked the simple question, “What will our kitchens look like in 50 years?” The responses debuted in Miele’s Kitchen of 2063 and show how cooking and eating will change over the next 50 years. With the focus we’ve seen on food over the last 15 years plus a combination of developing food science and technology and the prevelance of “foodie” culture, it’s no surprise that some of the responses seem like a natural evolution of changes we’re seeing today.
So what did the study reveal? See some of the changes we may see in 2063 below.
Solar function. From the inside out, we’ll be harnessing the power of the sun to run our appliances and help grow our food. External roofs and walls will be made of a glass-like material that will allow sunlight to bathe your room at the same time as running your appliances on renewable energy. Additionally, extra sunlight will be used to grow fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs to use in your home cooking.
No Dietician Needed. No need for a personal nutritionists with fully-interactive kitchens that will help us kick-start healthy habits with the touch of one hand. A new range gathers personal information by the scan of a hand, and with real-time data and analytics, provides information on what your body requires in terms of nutrients and calories. From there, recipes can be displayed to cook based on your body’s needs.
Steam Reigns Supreme. Experts anticipate that steaming will be the preferred cooking method in the future, and new kitchens will accommodate to meet that need. Functional but beautiful holes will be inlaid into kitchen counters, allowing food to be steamed simply by placing a plate over perforations in the hole. Controls will be built in and can switch off automatically when a desired temperature is reached. Worried about too much steam in your kitchen? The future shows built-in extractors that collect unused steam and transforms it into a liquid state, allowing for other uses such as watering plants.
Fish at Home. Aquariums, those purely for pets by today’s standards, will adapt to help home grow edible fish and sea vegetation. It can be built into the wall, breaching the divides between function and art to create a beautiful focal point with practical applications.
Supermarket Alternatives. Homegrown produce will likely become more attractive to the consumer, as people will insist on knowing the origins of their food. Lab-grown meat, which gained awareness this year with the first lab-grown hamburger, will be commonplace and likely optimized for flavor and nutritional value.
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