Rules for a “Smart” Home

The Promise Chips are smaller and cheaper than they’ve ever been. That means that we can measure and control things, affordably, more than we ever could. However, in a race to see what we can possibly create, there are many companies that haven’t thought if they really should be creating what they are. Steve Jobs noted that when the efficiency of man’s locomotion is measured against all other animals, we barely break the top third.

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Say: “Alexa, turn on the living room lights”

Say it. No, really. Say it aloud. You might feel silly the first time. But the second time it feels great. Especially because Amazon Echo actually works. We were sold the hype of Siri. Sadly, Siri just doesn’t have the knowledge to understand conversational requests, nor the power to fulfill them. The Washington Post scooped the imminent release of Viv this past week, Siri’s younger sibling that hopefully will work.

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