09 September 2016

The Future of Energy - Hoverboards and Hats


Technology has evolved so much over recent years and thinking about the future, the next gadgets that will be available and what energy will look like is rather interesting - especially through the eyes of a child as their imaginations are so incredibly vivid. I've spent many an afternoon sat under an umbrella propped up blanket which the Mini Mes have informed me is a huge palace or a fort filled with knights and princesses, watching them drive a cardboard box sports car and lay beneath a row of chairs which was, obviously of course, a flying bus or rocket on the way to the moon.

Jamster was asked by E.ON to draw what he imagines the future of energy will look like and as he loves a good challenge he quickly grabbed a pad of paper, some gel pens and began to doodle... 


The future of energy as drawn by a child


Jamster drew himself, after a good session at the gym it would appear, holding Pokeballs (the Pokemon craze is real) and wearing a hat which allows his thoughts to control and power his hoverboard! Naturally this has solar panels to charge it as and when required too and apparently there are wheels underneath that come down so he can do stunts at the skate park with friends while his boots are magnetic, enabling him to turn upside-down without falling off if needs be. I love it!

E.ON then passed his artwork over to a professional illustrator who transformed his creation into a quick draw video which Jamster was rather impressed with.




Until the world is run purely by the power of the sun and mental thought however, you might want to get your mitts on one of E.ON's Smart Meters as these allow you to keep tight control over the amount of money you spend on energy by showing you what you're using in real time - what a clever idea.

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60 comments :

  1. It makes a real difference to usage to see what you are using in realtime. It's a good way to control costs. x

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  2. I wonder what amazing technology we could have if it was left to kids to invent and design it!

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  3. Ah I love the drawing. I agree with the above comment, it would totally be amazing if kids got to invent and design it. Even more reason to invest into the future and keep kids being kids for longer. Such amazing imaginations.

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  4. Love Jamster's drawing of himself on a hoverboard - we need to get a smart meter ordered to keep track of household spending on utilities x

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  5. I love the drawing and I wish E:on would get on and give us the Smart Meter we keep asking for!

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  6. Fab doodle, what fun thinking that up! Yes Pokemon catching is still rife here too so totally get the pokemon balls in each hand! x

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  7. More children need to be employed as inventors. I swear if grown ups just got on and created what they asked for, our world would be a much better place! As an aside, I had to stop on my way home yesterday to hop out of the car and get more Pokeballs. Oh, the shame....

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  8. a overboard would be amazing. you never know ;)

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  9. THat is amazing what they did to his drawing - I could totally do with a hoverboard here x x

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  10. What a cool video, I can see why he was impressed

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  11. Oh these drawings are the cutest. I would love a smart meter! xo

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  12. Pretty amazing drawing and I love the illustration they made out of it.

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  13. I am still disappointed that we don't have hoverboards like Back To The Future predicted.

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  14. That is so incredibly cute! We have a smart meter and it's been really interesting.

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  15. Such a cute video. We really want a smart meter. It'll be really good to see what we're using. x

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  16. Currently waiting for our slot to get a Smart Meter fitted.

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  17. Ah love the drawing - how good is that! And how fun that they transformed it :) I've always toyed with the idea of a smart meter, something I need to have a look into :) x

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  18. I'm in Ireland and we use prepaypower, its a real-time meter aswell. I knowwhat eats the credit and avoid using it since we got it in and saved loads!!

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  19. E.ON's Smart Meter would be great to have to check everything and help our your neighbors and relatives, too. It could be shocking! I've been able to update a few things like a refrigerator and the difference is overwhelming what new energy efficient appliances save

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  20. What a great imagination your boy has. A great drawing x

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  21. Love the drawing! I like the idea of a smart meter - might have to look into it.

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  22. The smart meter sounds fantastic, I'm going to look in more detail about getting us one!

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  23. things have changed so much in my lifetime, cannot begin to imagine how things will be for my grandaughter!?!

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  24. amazing, crazy to think what the world will be like when my daughter grows up!

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  25. This post is fab, the inventors of the future are learning about the world as we speak. Who knows what they will come up with and I think Jamster might just be one of them.

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  26. I think pokemon will always be around!

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  27. I seem to think that, according to Back to the Future, we're meant to be going about on hover boards now!

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  28. Weve had a smart meter for a while now, It does help but you still need to get out of bad habits like leaving lights on etc, that's the main thing really

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  29. I keep meaning to get a smart meter. Will add to my 'to do' list now.

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  30. I am on prepay and some days it's like we use hardly any and then other days I wonder what happened. I really need a smart meter to see what's eating up all my electricity.

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  31. I love the drawing! I think everyone should have a smart meter... we don't!

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  32. Great info, we are actually awaiting the installation of our smart meter :)

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  33. I think that a smart meter is really important in these days of rising energy prices.

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  34. I wish we had solar panels on our home. Would be great to source energy from the sun instead of the power grid! Can't wait to see what the future holds for new tech xx

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  35. I think your son is a budding inventor. Give him some science building kits.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  36. What a great picture. I would love a smart meter to see what we are using on a real time basis.

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  37. fun doodle- glad to see you are positive about the future- keep up in the inventions - and the drawing. Creativity is important

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  38. They really do sound a good idea

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  39. We have a smart metre but it has never worked

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  40. I've got a smart meter and it makes you much more conscious of your energy usage, and more likely to turn things off when they are not needed.

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  41. How fabulous they turned his drawing into an animation! We don't currently have a smart meter.

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  42. I think all kids should design future technology, it would probably be much better for us & much more fun!

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  43. Love this just fantastic what they did with the drawing :) x x

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  44. your son has a great imagination!

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  45. Love the drawing! We've recently had a smart meter and it is interesting to see what energy you use in a day, I keep my eyr on it & try to keep it as low as possible! 😊

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  46. KIds are so imaginatve! Love the drawings!

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  47. I wonder, will hover boards ever actually exist?

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  48. things have changed so much even in my lifetime, I cannot begin to imagine how technology will change the life of our next generation

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  49. technology advances way too quickly, its quite scary

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  50. Fab drawing. I should get a smart meter

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  51. Brilliant creative talent & smart thinking too.

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  52. We are still waiting for our smart meter.

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  53. Energy costs are an ISSUE for a lot of people, so to be aware of ways to keep warm and reduce fuel costs would be wonderful. As food costs had also increased. Yet how do we survive, obtain Health with such Challenges to deal with? Smart Meter may assist.

    Rachel Craig

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  54. I love that he's put massive muscles on the drawing, so funny

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