Retro Tech: Smart Homes
In this episode I’m looking at smart home technology. From remote controls to the Clapper, we’ll find out where it began and where it’s headed. I’m also joined by none other than Bill Gates about how climate change and optimizing energy usage play a part in revolutionizing our homes.
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  • Lil Lou l
    Lil Lou l

    He said the clapper doesn’t have no apps LOL of course it doesnt have apps , we didn’t even know what a app was…we didn’t know what the Internet was lol

  • brushot

    The remote finder walked so Tile could run.

  • Anirudh Gupta
    Anirudh Gupta

    12:04 Marques is so high-tech he had an Apple Watch in the 80s

  • Olatunji Olumide
    Olatunji Olumide

    Funny to see M on a video call with Bill on a Mac 👀😅

  • Swolarbear

    If I need to preheat the oven before I get home, my schedule is too full.

  • __Grist for the Lel__
    __Grist for the Lel__

    Story Time. This is an illustration of how fast technology has moved. In 2014 I was a home integration specialist. Essentially salesperson that sold smart home and home theaters to wealthy people in Rancho Santa Fe, Cali. We used the Savant System. We also sold a box and subscription service...this should blow your our clients could screen current movies in their home theaters....and they signed a contract where they couldn't turn it into a small theater. Strictly home use. One deal...145k . Home Theater with 4k projection. Lutron Lights, sec cam, temp controlled rack room. Outdoor speakers. My commision? Average yearly income for Americans. You can order all of this from Amazon now. Your lighting will be better...and your cams will be better. The only thing that has yet to come is a cool feature of the Savant system. Imagjne a picture of your living room. Imagine lights on end tables. You could be at work and touch the iPad (what we used for remotes) on the pic of the lights and turn them on...same with TV and HVAC and sound system. But all the money for features that the average person can afford now...12k was charged for our programmer to program the system. Anyway....7 years later and all that money was waisted.....except for the family's proscenium....we had a master carpenter and interor designer..that shit was beautiful.

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      Marques Brownlee

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  • Nathan O'Connor
    Nathan O'Connor

    Idk, even modern smarthome stuff seems completely unnecessary to me.

  • John Gibson
    John Gibson

    12:22 you can see that mkbhd is still wearing an apple watch lmao

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      Marques Brownlee

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  • Souvik Mukherjee
    Souvik Mukherjee

    Bill Gates is a genius.

  • Souvik Mukherjee
    Souvik Mukherjee

    That's a great intro 👏👌

    • Marques Brownlee
      Marques Brownlee

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  • V I
    V I

    6:15 ooh fat black women in modern VIlinks Videos, thats soo woke! fk me

  • Brandon T. Luong
    Brandon T. Luong

    That acting level should land you a starring role in the next F&F movie 🎥👍🏼

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      Marques Brownlee

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  • Soham Biswas
    Soham Biswas

    Yo Markus didn't know you had great acting skills!

  • Mr.President

    Man talking to Bill Gates on an Apple Laptop

    • Marques Brownlee
      Marques Brownlee

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  • BR23

    my dad was one of the original developers of X -10, my entire house was motion or voice activated, i never hit a light switch until i was 5 years old

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      Marques Brownlee

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  • Daveed Wells
    Daveed Wells

    We are getting closer for that thing to happen

    • Marques Brownlee
      Marques Brownlee

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  • Daveed Wells
    Daveed Wells

    Yeah they should make something smarter and convenient so people can used things easier and your right we are getting closer

  • Daveed Wells
    Daveed Wells

    This radio looks simple

  • tricky

    17:49 oh no Marques. Talking to Bill in MacOS

  • Wesley Marilio
    Wesley Marilio

    I am obsessed’ed with these series!!!!!

  • Ese Ukey
    Ese Ukey

    The one button that helps you multitask. 😁

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      Marques Brownlee

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  • Desharr Saddler
    Desharr Saddler

    Anybody notice the video splicing at 13:08, look at the cord lol

  • Akshith Grade 9
    Akshith Grade 9

    The 1995 remote locator is Nope to me. Cuz imagine losing the Locator itself, there's no point.

  • ross bennett
    ross bennett

    12:19 that small box would be perfect today.

  • Day •
    Day •

    @:7:30 I’m gonna buy one of those TVs for my future kids. Good start

  • Day •
    Day •

    Anyone else find it interesting that the commercials in the beginning was showcased amongst many women?

    • Day •
      Day •

      “CUUUTE! It looks like a space helmet” 😭🤣🤣

  • Pondi Moreochoenyo
    Pondi Moreochoenyo

    The segway at the very end from the current video to the wearable tech video, just by gesture, suggestive language strategically followed by the VIlinks pop up by Marques, is the well thought out content execution I'm here for 🙌🏾. Enjoying your content from South Africa 🇿🇦.

  • George Uzzle
    George Uzzle

    9:30 Was that high pitched noise added or was that actually the tv doing it?

  • Siddharth Kumar
    Siddharth Kumar

    Let's remember the 80's *Marques returns from school drops his bag and checks the time on apple watch on his wrist*

  • Dominic Odisho
    Dominic Odisho

    My neighbors had the clapper and the lights kept going off and on.

  • Gautam Verma
    Gautam Verma

    How you gonna call Bill Gates on a Mac lol

  • Andrew Deeshan
    Andrew Deeshan

    Love this retro tech series, hope this series continues until our current tech becomes “80’s” tech hahahaha

    • Marques Brownlee
      Marques Brownlee

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  • Usamah Jacobs
    Usamah Jacobs

    "bill gates, the environmentalist and philanthropist" lmao 😭

  • Trevor

    Lol 5:13 and now we’re drowning on our phone with FB walls and Instagram posts, don’t forget VIlinks videos :)

  • Ashutosh Y
    Ashutosh Y

    2:27 Your Girl when you Clap cheeks so loud the music starts playing 😂

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      Marques Brownlee

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  • madhu murugula
    madhu murugula

    but for that to happen price also need to come down... at least in one of the things as most of population is middle class or below that economical line. There should be price comedown in real estate or the energy producing tools. even electric vehicles also very pricey at least in my country. but we are in transition period.

    • Kamal Kumar Kakara
      Kamal Kumar Kakara

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    • Marques Brownlee
      Marques Brownlee

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  • Muntasir Mahmud
    Muntasir Mahmud

    The fact that his regular video quality is better than the VIlinks originals is a huge flex.


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  • Taurus

    I feel like it has taken super computer level computing power and hyper complex programming iterated over decades that we just now are getting some useful smart home applications. The ideas were made much earlier but the convenient solutions were so hard to build.

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    Company TBD

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  • jimrox9000

    Like that dope or nope has comedians not experts.

  • 8bithuman

    8:40 you missed to place the joke here with turning the lights off with that double clap.

  • Jem Walker
    Jem Walker

    god, I adore Dulcé Sloan

  • Mikal Brown
    Mikal Brown

    How have you never seen the clapper 😂😂 that was everywhere

  • King Charming
    King Charming

    I Saw Ink Smudges on Bill Gates' Left Hand. I Looked It Up. It Seems He Is Indeed Left Handed. Some Things Just Never Change. *High School Flashbacks... lol 😇*

  • Marouf Nasreddine
    Marouf Nasreddine

    7:22 ayo

  • DarthTensor

    6:41 A superintelligent robot with a robot

  • Kilgore

    Historically I'm not a fan of anything VIlinks Red touches. I was hoping this would be an exception, but it's not. Felt disjointed, surface-level and overproduced.

  • Brandon

    Bro Sam Morril on MKBHD?! MY morning has been made!

  • Suman Das
    Suman Das

    😍😍😍awesome 😍👌🏻♥️♥️♥️

  • Lucifer Injustice
    Lucifer Injustice

    Wait for a moment when company doesn't recognise that its you and lock out of you from your house

  • Ku deGrâce
    Ku deGrâce

    11:50 "So picture this: young Marques in the early 80's" Marques: ah yes, in my dad's balls

  • Amy Jackson
    Amy Jackson

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  • Neha Roy
    Neha Roy

    Bruh u could have taken off the Apple watch for the 80s shot . Would have added a tiny 🤌bit of realism 😏😏😏

  • Andrew Sturgess
    Andrew Sturgess

    Bill Gates! Well done Marques.

  • Dimebag Darren Lowe
    Dimebag Darren Lowe

    I like that Boom Box EQ pattern , that will surely bring the BOOM ........ right ?

  • Tim Duncan
    Tim Duncan

    I loved X-10 stuff and used it for several years but the novelty eventually fades. BTW - talking to Bill Gates on your Mac is a power move...

  • Balraj

    Fun fact Nokia 3310 had a Voice Command Feature...

  • Jessica Hubbard
    Jessica Hubbard

    I remember when I had to download an app and be sent an IR device to hook into it to use my iPad as a remote. I also remember using this software so I could stream movies from my iPad into my Xbox to watch on my TV

  • Jessica Hubbard
    Jessica Hubbard

    I remember the clapper. Lol. Clap on, Clap off! 🤣

  • psychomuzik

    "Alexa, order me the Clapper"

  • Garrett Reven
    Garrett Reven

    Is there a video like this with a bunch of TODAY'S smart home devices? Just moved in to my first home, and I'd like to modernize it!

  • Chad

    i think 'ol billy is left handed :P you can see all the ink on his left hand

  • Marvin Henlock
    Marvin Henlock

    You needed a CoVid Compliance Officer to make this? Weak AF.

  • Family Den
    Family Den

    She is so cute and having great sense of humor...

  • pm. cia
    pm. cia

    Lmaoooo call mom

  • The Boss
    The Boss

    No offence but at 7:22 look at the hair in the lady's arm. I'm sorry but I just needed to say that

  • Siddhartha Shankar Dey
    Siddhartha Shankar Dey

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  • Motivate yourself
    Motivate yourself

    Love this Try this guys !!!!! : @t

  • Puchit Hongsawat
    Puchit Hongsawat

    woww youtube did make a good series :D

  • Zhilv Tan
    Zhilv Tan

    In my opinion we really need to tackle the elephant in the room.. privacy. Until its done, I doubt we'll be convincing the mass' adoption.

  • Brad Loves Black Girls
    Brad Loves Black Girls

    I wish Black women could be funny without being loud and outrageous

  • Travelling Tech
    Travelling Tech

    Retro tech videos are not boring to watch

  • LHSlash

    Gates is so advanced he has just invented a house where his wife disappeared

  • Spongichu

    I'd like to see an episode about 3d printed food.

  • RailFanning & Stuff
    RailFanning & Stuff

    I live in Toronto and the f**king automated door system on my building is absolute garbage LOL the f**kers just never seem to work and have extreme lag times when they just so happen to somewhat work I miss the good old days when I could push a door open in a quarter of a second no problem instead of waiting 10 seconds for a Computer to acknowledge my presence. Just saying but some of this automation is not for the best.

  • Blue Chip
    Blue Chip

    I could see the person loosing the remote to find the other remote


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  • Derrick&6Strings

    That comedian lady was a tad too much

  • Иона Косуля
    Иона Косуля

    19:32 oh sh*t it's Moscow City.

  • Chanjai Park
    Chanjai Park

    17:27 When iPad demonstration wears a Bill Gates voiceover

  • Ardis Tate
    Ardis Tate

    Really enjoyed this video...thanks

  • I like memes
    I like memes

    Dope or nope, huh

  • Aryan Kumar
    Aryan Kumar

    Being an India, him clapping looked messed up xD But I support LGBT

  • See Jane Go TV
    See Jane Go TV

    Should someone tell Bill we have most of that stuff already?? 😬😀

  • bloobeeblah

    I like how everyone glosses over the 'clacker remote' which would have tied together the clapper intro.

  • Rey F
    Rey F

    She's so unfunny

  • fram1111

    Hey, your harsh I've been paralyzed since 1986 & those technologies bundled in the butler in a box, worked better than Alexa in some few cases, but when you can't move your arms let alone hands those devices are life changers, Combine them and you get butler in a box, which allowed me to turn on TV, light, and more with just your voice was awesome. It evolved slowly and now is obsolete. Same with Voice Recognition, Dragon Dictate was a separate unit and now is called Dragon naturally speaking and Voice recognition for Google, Apple, Microsoft still can't touch it for accuracy, and learns by it's mistakes and cloud does not. Ps.. Need to get Dragon again installed, "This was brought to you one click at a time plus word prediction. Hope it's readable. I wrote this before I saw the end please don't rip in to me :-)

  • Spleetje

    17:33 30°C is a litlle bit warm for a room with no Windows (Microsoft)

  • Joshua Gabriel Oluwaseyi
    Joshua Gabriel Oluwaseyi

    Sam seems so small beside Marques, wow!

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  • Wilson Perdomo
    Wilson Perdomo

    The clapper is still more responsive than my Google Home. 😂

    • Ashley Wilder
      Ashley Wilder

      😂😂😂😂 agreed.

  • Alexander test123
    Alexander test123

    What's wrong with Bill's left hand at 19:27? Was he trying to write something on his hand with a a pen? heh

  • TechTim

    I really like your Retro Tech series !

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