Expectedly these changes in the way of living will be more determinative due to technological advance. Meals together will become rare while our demand on eating together will remain. So we need an object, which can help us so that common meals will not disappear.
I have gathered some ideas from the chat and the “web 2.0” (for example Facebook or Netlog etc.) which are so popular in these days then searched for the next century’s world-wide technology. I think that will be the 3D hologram.
This object consists of two parts, the outer part is a salt&pepper shaker and in the inner one there is the electronic system which has two functions: once it scans the user, and on the other hand it projects a friend (an other user of an other object) three dimensionally.
Integrate it to the kitchen
The salt&pepper shaker is an iconic item on the table (and it will be on the table also ninety years later). So the object can be present in the kitchen as a part of the tableware and not as a laptop, mobile phone or a server.
Few decades later
In our opinion few decades later this object will be the part of our life, like nowadays the mobile, credit card or PC. We don’t imagine it as an unreachable item, but as a commonly used communication device.