Imagine this scenario: you walk into your living room, tell your light system and 3D television to turn on with a couple of keywords, then you sit down and play some lifelike video games by waving your bare hands at a high-tech motion capture device. That may sound like a science fiction scene if you aren't up to date on smart home entertainment systems, but all of that technology is readily available today. 

If you're an aficionado of futuristic sci-fi stories, smart home theater technology probably seems incredibly cool. Using voice commands to control all of the electronic devices in your living room makes you feel like you're the commander of your own high-tech starship. Additionally, smart technology is highly convenient — at the very least, you'll never again have to worry about losing your TV remote or fumbling with its buttons in the dark.

Smart Television Voice-Control Technology

Smart TVs with voice-control technology are akin to the artificial intelligence systems that control starships in a lot of sci-fi space stories. Tell your TV to turn on and the screen lights up. Tell it to change the channel, turn up the volume, or switch on your connected devices, and your TV responds instantly to your every command. You'll feel like the the spacemen in "2001: A Space Odyssey" who control every feature of their starship by speaking to the onboard AI system. Don't worry though — unlike HAL 9000 in that movie, your smart television's software will never go haywire and try to murder you.

Other Smart TV Features

Smart TVs also have built-in Internet connectivity and advanced operating systems. All of your favorite streaming services are installed directly on the TV. You can eliminate the clutter of having several devices plugged into your television, as well as the inconvenience of having to switch back and forth between them to access the programs you want to watch.

Some modern smart TVs even feature 3D screen technology. They're not quite as advanced as the holographic projectors seen in sci-fi movies like "Star Wars" and "Star Trek," but they're still pretty futuristic. 

High-Tech Gaming Consoles

Modern gaming consoles are capable of rendering digital worlds that are almost undistinguishable from real life. They also feature the same sort of voice-control technology found in smart TVs. Simply say a keyword and tell your console to fire up the game of your choosing, and within minutes you'll be immersed within a lifelike world of fantasy. Modern consoles also feature advanced motion capture devices. You can stand in front of the console's camera and control your video game characters by gesturing with your hands and body, which creates an incredibly immersive experience.

Virtual Reality Systems

If playing video games on your television isn't futuristic enough for you, you can opt for a high-tech virtual reality system instead. Some examples of modern virtual reality systems include the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR, and Microsoft HoloLens.

Smartphone screen and chip technology have made it possible to build incredibly lifelike digital worlds that you can explore by simply strapping on a small plastic helmet. Additionally, you can stream high-resolution movies through your virtual reality helmet and feel like you're sitting in a huge IMAX theater without getting up off your couch. Modern virtual reality systems aren't quite as immersive as the world of "The Matrix," but they're still very advanced and futuristic, especially if you grew up playing the original Atari, Nintendo, and Sega systems on an old CRT television.

With modern smart home entertainment systems, a lot of the futuristic technology imagined in science fiction stories has become a reality. If you're interested in upgrading your home theater system, contact a company like A Tech Security.