Retro Tech: Smart Homes

17 apr 2021
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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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  • 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.

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

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  • Retro tech videos are not boring to watch

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

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • That comedian lady was a tad too much

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  • 19:32 oh sh*t it's Moscow City.

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  • 17:27 When iPad demonstration wears a Bill Gates voiceover

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  • Really enjoyed this video...thanks

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  • Dope or nope, huh

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

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

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

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  • She's so unfunny

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  • 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 :-)

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

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  • Sam seems so small beside Marques, wow!

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  • first

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

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  • 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

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  • I really like your Retro Tech series !

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  • Fun fact: The Clapper faded into obscurity as bedroom sexual activities burnt out The Clapper’s functionality. 😌

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  • Black girl is great

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  • Brave new world will rise....

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  • Can we just make Nebula the new better SEworld. so we can leave google pls?

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  • Bill Gates let go

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  • OK. It's official. Marques has Bill's personal number. Awesome...

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  • 6:21 Actor: It looks like Alexa didn't start the game Marques: fake laugh (you crazy) 6:30 Actor: this went to space! Marques: fake laugh (Is she really a comedian?)

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  • mark ass browny

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  • Late comment. But you need a Retro Tech on shoes. From L.A. Gear to Nike self lacing shoes. It’ll be your most watched retro tech.

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  • Smart homes are the diet soda of helping the environment. Oh wow your house has better insulation so you don't have to run the AC . How about YOU DON't run the AC . Here in so cal we lived in a home with no AC for the better part of 15 years and go through the summer just fine by going to the local pool etc. Give things up instead of finding out how to extract more out of the same resources.

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  • The moment they say 1995 and I think that was a good year! I was a jr. in High School life was good then Marques says... "Yeah, I was two. I don't remember that year, AT ALL." and all of a sudden I felt like Carl Fredrickson. lol

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  • I install smart home control systems and it keeps me so interested how the industry just keeps evolving

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  • It’s frightening that these were all new brilliant ideas during my lifetime. I remember when we had rotary phones and no voicemail thus the concept of waiting by the phone. Lol If you missed the call... you missed it.

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  • It baffles me that the remote pager isn't just a button on the TV. They come paired anyways

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  • Compared to taking out your phone, unlocking it, opening the app, and finding the light options, that clapper is still superior tech, so long as you only need 1 or two lights.

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  • MOAR!

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  • the solution to losing a remote is now an iphone or android device that you might also lose versus losing a remote to locate a remote.

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  • my 20 year old remote is way smaller than the one in the video. I still use it with my home theatre. I watched the 1999 movie The Matrix on that home theatre with surround sound (Dolby Digital). you may have heard of it. He's in the John Wick movies and still awesome as ever, also there's another Matrix coming out.

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  • Speaking with Bill Gates on your MacBook Pro! :D

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  • i like how he can just casually just talk to bill gates like it's nothing

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    • speeddial

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  • Bill Gates said no to removing IP protections from Covid Vaccines effectively delaying the vaccination of poor countries aka the global south from herd immunity and eradication of covid, resulting in a delay of at mininum one year to 4 years to full vaccination for the global south. Bill Gates saying no to nations developing their own vaccines will result in millions of unnecessary deaths all because a billionaire wants to cleans his image whilst also making billions from a world wide pandemic.

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  • 8:59 like if you understand

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  • 9:31 does that ringing when they turn on old tv hear y’all ears😭😭

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  • Nobody's talking about the random high pitched noise at 9:33 😐

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  • So many claps but she still won’t let me clap those cheeks ;(((

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  • The music in this is dope

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  • One important system / computer is missing from your retro channel, and that is the Commodore Amiga, one of the earliest systems with a custom chipset, either sound and early GPU concept in a computer.

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  • I haven't watched the video yet, but if he doesn't talk about X10, I'm gonna be pissed. EDIT: I am not pissed.

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  • When they push their liberal agenda.... America is the 1% of the world. Y'all going to pay the rest of the world to be up to "your" standard too?

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  • I'm just happy I can set my $20 coffee maker to turn on 10 mins before I wake up

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  • MKBHD never heard of the Clapper? 🤔

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  • People without arms would be so pissed right now.

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  • lol i didnt know they had apple watches in the 80s ;)

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  • sorry if you sleep at any temp over 20 C you're tapped

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  • dude, you should've done "illuminate"

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  • I just love the voice and attitude of the lady trying out the remote

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  • Nice contrast and creative Marques

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  • The clapper worked great, especially when I was at my grandma's house. She kept it till the end

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  • Did Marques’s team produce this or did Google manage, fund, write, film, or edit? So curious! It feels like corporate TV (but better of course, haha, sorry guys.)

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  • I'm really trying to connect the dots between man made energy use and world climate change and I still don't see how. There are millions of bovine life forms (e.g. cows) spouting Methane and CO2 in their life cycles. There are volcanoes that spew out the pits of hell into the air of the world. And also that most ALL plant life NEED CO2 to use in the photosynthesis in their life cycle that even makes O2 in their process. The religion of Man Made Climate Change started with former Vice President Al Gore (i.e. the man who "invented" the internet), a politician! Also, the Climatic Research Unit email controversy in 2009 (i.e. Climategate) that make this whole thing about what we do that hurts the planet suspect considering what the planet is doing to itself.

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  • 6:25 I WANT that to be the case someday! When will that not be a lie? :D

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  • I love this channel so much

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  • What happened to retro tech (season 2)? Was this the last episode?

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  • We need to go "green" yet we are not allowed to disconnect from the grid. Oh, you can support 100MW solar - sorry, our policy limits you to 10KW - you need to buy the rest from us - says the county electric grid. Oh, you have full grey water handling, desalinization, all run off of solar/wind - sorry, you need to buy your water from us and send your grey waste to us says the county water & waste department. Until the government, all levels, gets out of the way we will never get to a carbon footprint of 0...

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  • I remembered losing the remote. Me and my sister would take turns changing the channel. First it was my turn, then it was hers, then it was mine... then I went to the bathroom and I would come back in and suddenly it was my turn again

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  • Edit in the commercials next time bc it’s definitely in my head.

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  • Since this was during my childhood, I’m feeling very retro.

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  • 2:28 definitely a nerdy thing to do lol

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  • I' m using Phillips Hue for my right. actually I have the bridge and the bulb. these things cost so much that I stopped with one bulb... If this technology that I'm sure will become more and more available and easy to use could be accessible (by that I mean a bit cheaper) I think that my house (or futur house) would be completely smart home

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  • Lol Bill Gates said 'with a good UI'. Still laughing.

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  • Was Gates's video quality better than Marques's!?!?!?

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  • 10:13 which episode of star trek voyager was that from? I can't find it.

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  • Still using X10.

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  • Young Marques is wearing an Apple Watch in the 1980s!

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  • Calling Bill Gates from a macbook is just rude...

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  • Mark finds one thing also, Mark go down the loop

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  • lol this isnt a smart home

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  • I used to have this in my bedroom and it would turn on and off during loud sex LOL I miss the 90s

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  • imagine you cant cook or have shower because your wifi is gone

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  • So much fun, and Marques is gonna be an actor one day

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  • When you have a small house it's not really worth it.

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  • That clip of PBS’ Computer Chronicles’ host Stewart Cheiffet brings back so many memories. My favorite PBS show as a kid.

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  • cool

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  • Dulcë ❤️❤️❤️

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  • I grew up with the THE CLAPPER commercials lol. I'm 39.

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  • That remote finder was basically just an AirTag

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  • i never knew that about the jetsons! so, was this _escape the smog_ concept envisioned in the 1960s or 1980s? this seems like an 80s idea to me - 'smog' probably still wasn't that big a concern in the 1960s (i say 'concern,' versus 'problem' - which i know air pollution already long-was at the time)

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  • Loving this series! Keep it up my dude, well done!!!

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  • hay i want that butler in a box just cus i want to hear yes master all-day LOL

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  • Memories. So now we just need a remote control finder to find the remote control finder ... maybe the original remote can also have a button that tracks the finder ... then again if you lost the finder but have the remote you might be too lazy to track the finder with the remote being you only need the remote and not the finder to operate the T.V. ... I can see why this isn't something I would buy. I guess if the finder was fixed to a single location and had enough range ...

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  • Psalm 24 1 The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. 3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand in his holy place? 4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. 5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah. 7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 8 Who is this King of Glory? The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle. 9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of Glory shall come in. 10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

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  • Whether it's a power move or just a nerdy thing to do... I used to do exactly this hahahaha

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  • 19:16 turn all the lights off???? yall don't turn your lights off when you go outside?

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  • probably the most entertaining dope or nope yet. she did a great job.

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