Domestic robots; appliances that speak to one another, to our phones, and to our
laptops; Internet of Things—the actuality of such products and concepts may seem
very 21st century but the ideas that led to these modern day developments were
born long before. As the things of science fiction increasingly become available
for everyday life, our expectations for what should be possible only expand. In the
September/October issue, I+D will take a look at the products and ideas driving
the Smart Homes of today and what inventions we can look forward to in the
ever-looming future. Flying cars, anyone?