The internet of things is changing how we work, but the most important job is still going to be your home, according to the report, which was commissioned by a company that has been working on the project for over a year.
“We are working on it to build the industry’s first digital workplace,” said J.C. Smith, senior director of digital initiatives at P&G Digital.
“It is about bringing a sense of purpose, community, and belonging to your home and your work.
It is about connecting with your family, your friends, your colleagues.”
The report comes just months after the White House announced plans to invest $200 million in new homes and businesses.
Smith said the P&g team has already spent months researching and prototyping prototypes for their digital home, and the new project aims to build on those experiences and the work done by others to build a robust digital workplace that is truly collaborative.
“I think what makes this so special is that the design is built by an independent design team, not just an engineering team,” Smith said.
“So they are taking a little bit of time and effort to really dig into this idea.”
The team is currently working with architects and interior designers to get the idea of their digital workplace off the ground.
It’s expected to cost $1,000 per home, with a minimum $300,000 purchase.
The team also wants to build digital products and experiences for other digital businesses, including social media, video sharing, and digital video conferencing.
“If you have a big company that is working on a digital business and wants to bring that product to their employees, they will pay a lot of money for that service,” Smith explained.
“And the end result is going to feel like it is really, really good for their employees.”
P&G also is investing $100 million in a home and workspace in the US.
Smith added that the company will be building this digital workplace “over the next two to three years,” with the goal of building the first home and home office that can be used by 10,000 people.
“We are excited to be the first company to build and operate a home on this scale,” he said.
P&P also plans to hire 100 workers for its first digital business, which will focus on helping people build and share their homes, while also providing tools and services to the wider community.
Smith explained that it is not yet clear if P&P will be working directly with users to create the product, but it will eventually be possible to build things from scratch with the help of software and hardware.