27 Feb '15, 12pm

Design News - Guest Blogs - When Will the Smart Home Really Be Smart? via @designnews

Design News - Guest Blogs - When Will the Smart Home Really Be Smart? via @designnews

We live in an exciting time. The first wave of computers has peaked -- almost all of us to now carry around a sophisticated computer in our pockets. The second wave is in process; in most countries worldwide, in cities as well as in rural areas, people can connect to the Web almost anywhere. The question we often ask ourselves is, how did we ever manage to survive without all these complex and powerful connected computing devices? And now the third wave is upon us -- the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) will once again change our lives in such a way that we cannot remember how life was without it. However, there are many challenges to conquer before the IoT is commonplace. Unfortunately, when I read the accompanying media coverage, it feels like we are surfing the crest of the hype cycle as fast as we can. The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been ...

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