Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The big easy. The projected connected home is always around the corner.

AT&T's Home vision, via DigitalTrends >>

Home is where the hotspot is.

The smart home. Are we there yet?

I've been seeing such home use cases and even some nice real technology implementations for more than a dozen years now. Home gateways and connected cameras. Fridges that text, ovens that connect. Monitor home security and home impurities. Everyone is happy, everyone is safe.

Then the hype settled. Bubbles popped and specs got locked. Things crawled along like they often do. In the real world, technology disruptions cross with disrupted technologies.

So, who will get us here:

Oh, here's a vision of the house of the future (via 1957 eyes). One word -- plastics:

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