It's The Home Of Your Dreams!
At the Grand Piano in one corner, a would-be virtuoso can take a master class from a teacher on the other side of the country. Technology lets the teacher do a full demonstration, complete with technique, on the Dream Home piano.
In the center of the room, next to the family's easy chairs and ottomans, is a "coffee table book" that is actually an interactive touch screen with content from the library. The book will display the original manuscript of "Alice in Wonderland." Guests and Elias family members can turn the pages of the book simply by touching the screen.
Like most kitchens, the Elias family Kitchen is more than just a place to prepare food. It's where the calendar is kept, and where family photos and works of art are displayed. New technology enables all of this, with a virtual bulletin board that posts all the latest messages about soccer schedules, along with digital photos and versions of the kids' hand-drawn creations.
Since this Dream Home Kitchen is fully interconnected, appliances can "talk" to one another. So can the grocery items! If Mrs. Elias puts a bag of flour on the counter, the computer voice of "Lillian" will provide recipes and instructions to prepare the meals. If ingredients are missing or out-of-date, the interconnected pantry and refrigerator will share the information and create a shopping list on the virtual bulletin board.
Like most families, the Elias family gathers around the dinner table to discuss the day's events, and the day of Robbie's soccer victory has been a special one. The Dining Room table is a large interactive surface, inlayed with computers, and when the family sets down their mobile phones on the table, photos and videos spill across the screens. Then the family can interact with, view and enlarge the images with a simple touch.
The Dining Room table can also be used to create art, do homework, and assemble video puzzles -- with multiple family members all at once.
A Dining Room memory cabinet displays photos and art appropriate to any occasion, triggered by objects placed on its shelf.
Family Room/Home Office
The entertainment center in the Dream Home Family Room is a movie lover's dream. With the touch of a button, the room transforms into a state-of-the-art home theater. The curtains close, the lights adjust, the 7.1 surround sound kicks in, and the 100-inch television screen comes to life with one of the movies stored in the Media Center.
Across the room is the Home Office, with desk and chair inspired by the classic design of Walt Disney's own Studio office. Here, Elias family members can attend to the business of the day, including communication with the Chinese soccer team that will meet Robbie's team when it arrives for the contest. A 3-D Printer enables the Chinese hosts to send a congratulatory three-dimensional gift directly to the Elias home.
Teen Daughter's Room
At her desk, the Elias family daughter can connect with friends or her favorite entertainment. As she develops new interests, she can easily change the photos and posters in her room.
But she may be spending much of her time in front of the Magic Mirror, a virtual mirror that projects accessories, hairstyles and the clothes from her closet onto her reflection, fitting the styles to her body so that she can try out different "looks" as she prepares for her brother's party.
Tip: Watch as she holds the dress up for consideration. The virtual skirt even sways as she twirls around!
Younger Son's Room
Robbie has a room that would be the envy of any adventurous kid. His bed is a pirate ship, complete with onboard cannon. In the manner of all great Disney attractions, the room combines the latest technology with classic storytelling.