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The In Smart Homes
Published 2014 ·
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The so-called “smart home” has been a recurring theme for over 50 years in science fiction books, movies, television shows, and popular press articles. Visions of the smart home have ranged from robots that handle our every need, to interactive lighting systems that save energy, to homes that help us stay safe and healthy. Will smart homes will take over the mundane chores of day-to-day life and allow people to spend time at home engaged in more leisure activities, as some writers have proposed? Could homes that understand what we are doing in them reduce our energy conservation, improve our health and safety, and increase our overall quality of life?