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Title: 1988 looks at 2013
Post by: Gnomewise on March 14, 2013, 08:00:13 PM
Tee Hee...

http://laist.com/2013/03/14/in_1988_los_angeles_times_magazine.php (http://laist.com/2013/03/14/in_1988_los_angeles_times_magazine.php)

This has made me feel very old.

'Wise
Title: Re: 1988 looks at 2013
Post by: Ken on March 15, 2013, 06:25:07 AM
The technology does exist to be fair, it's just ridiculously expensive.

I was friends with a girl who was doing her PhD at the time, now works at Google, who specialized in home-automation particularly for helping the elderly but also for general use. I had much fun playing with the iPhone app she made to interact with her office, turning on and off lights, tracking when the door would open or close and take a photo of this person and post it on Twitter, heating could be controlled too. Pretty fun stuff.