IKEA might be known for soulless furniture basics, but in the year 2040, they're planning on selling mood-adjusting kitchenware and fridges that project celebrity chefs' cooking tutorials. In short, it doesn't sound all that far-fetched.
The "SKARP" concept as it's been dubbed, was designed after close to 2000 people were surveyed on what they expect kitchens to look like in 2040. I'm not so sure about their idea that this kitchen will have sixth-generation iPads in every cabinet door, but the 3D food printing is certainly something we know is on its way.
These numbers correlate to the objects in the picture above:
1.) Food is grown on this shelf without soil 2.) 3D food printer 3.) Fridge with an interactive 3D screen 4.) Multi-touch tap 5.) Self-cleaning surfaces 6.) This tool displays nutritional info of ingredients 7.) Remote-controlled cooker 8.) Retractable shelves 9.) Height-adjustable cabinets 10.) Energy monitor 11.) Genetically engineered food 12.) Roll-out chopping boards and draws
Really, 2040? Most of this technology is already available, or at the very least, entirely possible. Nonetheless, I'd give up eating cheese for a kitchen that tidy and organised.