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Technology house of the future By Tracey Capen

From the Jetsons to Blade Runner, the house of the future is portrayed as a technical marvel that does your shopping, cleans itself, and even customizes itself to your every whim. Meanwhile, most of us are still trying to figure out how to program the clock on our microwave.

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In this preview of a possible near-future, we see a house to gladden our geeky little hearts. Or to give us nightmares, thinking about it a bit more. Imagine a whole-house BSOD. “Okay, can someone please reboot the house so I can get out of the bathroom?” Play the video

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Tracey Capen

About Tracey Capen

Editor in chief Tracey Capen was the executive editor of reviews at PC World magazine for 10 years, from 1995 to 2005. He was InfoWorld's managing editor of reviews from 1993 to 1995 and worked in the magazine's test center and as networking editor from 1989 to 1992. Between his stints at InfoWorld, he was senior labs editor at Corporate Computing magazine.