I was talking to a friend the other night and really, with EVERYTHING being stored on computers and EVERYTHING being run by computers, maybe this is the future. I mean, if you are single and have all of your movies, music, books, photos, etc, etc on the computer, how much room would you need? It reminds me of the old George Carlin routine about "stuff." It seems that you could live a pretty fulfilling life in one of these, maybe a bit bigger for 2 people.
I can see a Terry Gilliam-style future where everyone lives in tiny apartments like this. Families just get adjacent apartments when they have kids. Moving would take about 2 hours as you would only have to move your bed, clothes, and a bit of food.
I'm still gonna shaky my angry fist at the world and resist, but I am probably fighting a losing battle, especially as the population spirals and space becomes even more of a commodity...