The Future Home: WiFi Blocking Wallpaper
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The Future Home: WiFi Blocking Wallpaper

As funny as neighborhood WiFi feuds can be, we’d really prefer if people couldn’t hack into our wireless network. While password-protecting your WiFi is an obvious first step, it’s not a guarantee against hackers getting into your network and, possibly, your data. Metapaper is a new innovation designed to protect your wireless network from intruders… just by changing your wallpaper!

Metapaper selectively filters electromagnetic waves. By placing it on your walls, you can prevent your WiFi signal from getting outside of your room. While it protects you from getting your WiFi stolen, it also strengthens the signal inside the space you’re working in, and decreases the noise that gets into your room. This means you’re basically setting up the ultimate workspace — strong, secure WiFi and very little outside distractions.

On top of that, it’s made from renewable resources and it’s recyclable so you can feel good about your impact on the environment while you feel secure with your internet connection. You might not need this all over the house, but it could definitely be cool to block off a home office that has its own WiFi.

We tend to agree with this quote from a review on Mashable, “Even though setting a password on Wi-Fi is cheaper than installing yards of wallpaper, this innovation demonstrates the rising concern about connection security, and may appeal to consumers looking for added protection as they redecorate.”

It currently only comes in a slightly weird snowflake pattern, but the good news is that you can cover it up with a different wallpaper and still achieve the desired effects. Holla! While there’s not yet a direct link where you can purchase this stuff, most outlets report it will likely cost the same as a traditional wallpaper and will be available for purchase by the end of the year.

How do you keep your WiFi safe, or are you not worried about it? Would you use Metapaper? Tell us what you think in the comments below.