Last year, while doing a project on the future of RFID, I spent some time looking at the future of the smart home. In that work, I came to three conclusions.
First, the technology for putting intelligence in the home– making appliances reactive, creating sensor networks in rooms, etc.– are no longer science fiction, but are (or soon will be) here. There are cost issues, as always, but the 1950s dream of the smart home was just that: a dream. Today, we’re arguing over a real smart home should be.