Will home automation technology really improve our lives?
So I can turn my dishwasher on from my phone(i still have to load it)?
I can hack an xbox kinect to use hand motions to change the channel on my tv instead of a controller, but it's not nearly as efficient.Voice recognition has become significantly greater in the past few years, but SIRI is more of an annoying novelty than life-changing product.
However, on the flip side I have seen some really unique "smart" automated gardening systems come about from diy pioneers. The ability to monitor soil moisture, PH, temp, etc. is lifechanging for the greenhouse or aquaponic gardener.I've seen people create interesting things for their vehicles before they became available like back up cameras and engine monitors.But, what about for the home?Honestly, DVR's are probably the best home system to come out in the past 10 years.
Corning made a great futuristic video entitled "Day Made of Glass", but it relied solely on the advancement of glass technology.
Other than robotic systems, what could possibly be of reliable use for the average person?