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Irresistible! Markets, Models, and Meta-Value in Consumer Electronics by Hagen Wenzek, George Bailey

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Chapter 4. The Smart Home: Coming to Your House Soon, but Not Too Soon

Ralf Baral, Christian Schiller, Allan Henderson

A Smart Home is not a home that does calculus problems for fun, nor does it play chess with other homes in the neighbourhood.

A Smart Home is a digitally automated living environment (a house) that can make your life more convenient. A Smart Home can allow the different parts of a home or devices in a home to be controlled remotely. Or better yet, the Smart Home can automatically respond to persons living in it, as if they were living inside an automated robot-butler that is very attentive to their needs.

For example, you arrive home in the evening, and your house itself senses that you’re there, setting the lights to your liking ...

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