Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

What GE Thinks the House of the Future Will Look Like
Good Magazine ^ | July 15, 2009 | Zach Frechette

Posted on 07/17/2009 10:09:09 PM PDT by Lorianne

Synopsis ... chock full of GE products


(Excerpt) Read more at good.is ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: energy; ge; generalelectric; invention; technology

1 posted on 07/17/2009 10:09:09 PM PDT by Lorianne
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Lorianne
I think 0bama's got something more like this in mind:


2 posted on 07/17/2009 10:12:38 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lorianne
Obama's House of the Future.


3 posted on 07/17/2009 10:16:19 PM PDT by aruanan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lorianne

If the appliances can be affordable and efficient, it would be an advance. If it lowers the quality of living in the name of the global warming cult, then no way.


4 posted on 07/17/2009 10:16:25 PM PDT by Blogger
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lorianne
Oh, yeah? I would bet anything that this . . .

Go

. . . is the house OUR future.

5 posted on 07/17/2009 10:16:43 PM PDT by Oratam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: aruanan

The one I found has a pool.


6 posted on 07/17/2009 10:17:56 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Lorianne

Does G.E. make a gun vault?


7 posted on 07/17/2009 10:18:08 PM PDT by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lorianne

My house of the future has a micro nuclear reactor in the garage.


8 posted on 07/17/2009 10:18:15 PM PDT by yawningotter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oratam

9 posted on 07/17/2009 10:19:03 PM PDT by MaxMax (I AM THE REAL JIM THOMPSON)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Richard Kimball

That’s not a pool, that’s the cistern.


10 posted on 07/17/2009 10:20:52 PM PDT by aruanan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Lorianne
It's a 1950s TV commercial..

an adult couple is sitting on a porch swing supported by an A-frame.

Tied to the crossbar of the A-frame is the end of a vacuum hose (pointing downward).

The hose is connected to GE's new canister vacuum. The vacuum is turn on. The swing and the adult couple begin to rise . . . .

I vowed that I would never buy anything made by GE.

11 posted on 07/17/2009 10:20:57 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WilliamofCarmichael
Everyone! Sing with me

The World of Tommorow Today!

12 posted on 07/17/2009 10:27:14 PM PDT by Oratam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: aruanan

Let me guess: The regular model house is on the left, the one upgraded with thatching is the one on the right.


13 posted on 07/17/2009 10:30:21 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Oratam

I don’t know why I’m giggling so much ... you’re probably right ... gallows humor I guess.


14 posted on 07/17/2009 10:30:47 PM PDT by Lorianne
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Lorianne
We already have ads for geothermal heating/cooling in our area. The big problem is physical access to the property to drill all the necessary holes for the loops carrying the thermal fluid. It takes about 5 holes of 200 ft depth to do the job. The electric pumps to move the fluid are usually installed in the basement. The "typical" install includes breaching the basement wall to bring the fluid pipes in underground so they won't be affected by freezing weather.

On demand water heaters (gas and electric) are fine IF you have a means of venting the gas heaters. A conventional gas water heater has vent pipes sufficient to support a 50,000 BTU burner. The flash heaters are 128,000 BTU. That requires a bigger vent. The cost of improving the vent for my home was estimated at $1,000 on top of the cost of the natural gas flash heater. I'll be room temperature (dead) before I could save enough money on the installation vs the standard 50,000 BTU/50 gallon gas water heater. It made no economic sense. For those who can install the heater without exorbitant costs for new vents, it might make sense.

15 posted on 07/17/2009 10:33:53 PM PDT by Myrddin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lorianne

Yes. And if your house doesn’t look like that, you won’t be able to sell it. Impeach the marxist.


16 posted on 07/17/2009 10:35:59 PM PDT by jersey117
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lorianne

Personally I’d love to have an Energy-Neutral house. Actually, I’d like to produce enough energy to sell it back to the utility.


17 posted on 07/17/2009 10:39:06 PM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lorianne

Fascinating!

Especially since GE is trying to sell (dump) both their lighting and appliance divisions to the highest bidder - that hasn’t shown up yet!

I own some GE stock, and I still think that it’s a long term big time winner!


18 posted on 07/17/2009 10:54:45 PM PDT by aShepard ("OK Class: repeat after me: "BUSH BAD- OBAMA SAVIOR OF MANKIND")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lorianne

Boycott GE. Recently bought a fridge and bought a Whirpool which is a stand alone American company. Not part of GE or any other firm. I will never buy GE.


19 posted on 07/17/2009 10:57:00 PM PDT by Frantzie (Remember when Bush was President and Americans had jobs (and ammo)?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lorianne

GE makes crappy appliances.


20 posted on 07/17/2009 11:07:00 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Richard Kimball
I'm a Realtor.

That's water front property.

Seriously, it may be wet and nasty, but couldn't the lady pick up all the trash?

21 posted on 07/17/2009 11:15:11 PM PDT by Selmore (The torch of liberty is hot.It warms those who hold it high.It burns those who try to extinguish it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: MaxMax

That movie and that set of scene’s has been coming to mind over and over again lately. Thanks.

“I grew up a white kid in a poor black family. I was eighteen before I realized I was adopted.”


22 posted on 07/17/2009 11:19:50 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Lorianne
I saw a GE commercial about how GE builds diesel electric locomotives...Not about buying/selling locomotives. Not about moving products to sell/buy. Not about buying/selling GE appliances...just that they build locomotives.

I guess no one's told them there isn't a huge demand for locomotives right now and likeley won't be as long as their buddy Obama is in the White House.

Anyone else want to bet there are layoffs right and left in everything to do with locomotive building right now?

23 posted on 07/17/2009 11:25:18 PM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Richard Kimball

Her dress seems clean.....


24 posted on 07/17/2009 11:39:52 PM PDT by mowowie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Lorianne

I am not living in a house like that if I have any choice about it.

It’s not that I am averse to some of the technology, I just don’t want a house that can so easily be broken into, and/or seen into. Don’t want a whole wall that all it takes is a sledhammer to smash.


25 posted on 07/17/2009 11:58:08 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lorianne

Plus forget any house with a ‘smartmeter’ on it. that’s jsut a fancy name for a meter the power company can turn down or off when they decide you’re using too much, too long.


26 posted on 07/17/2009 11:59:08 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: smokingfrog

Now, I love my GE appliances. My Maytag appliances are ABYSMAL.


27 posted on 07/18/2009 12:11:09 AM PDT by Politicalmom ("Energy prices will necessarily skyrocket"-Zero)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Lorianne
I am old.
28 posted on 07/18/2009 12:23:47 AM PDT by NoLibZone (North Korea? The only buildings in Hawaii at risk of destruction are those housing Obama’s records!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Richard Kimball

Except the lady at the door will be white.


29 posted on 07/18/2009 12:43:44 AM PDT by Gator113 (I live in "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world." Imam Obama told me so.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Lorianne; All
More like this...

Learn more about Camp Obama

30 posted on 07/18/2009 1:25:00 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lorianne

If the ecoloonies have their way, the house of the future will look like a cave - because it’ll BE a cave.


31 posted on 07/18/2009 2:03:31 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson