Thinking about the Smart Home and Smart Cities

We have shown many ideas for The House of the Future in the past on TreeHugger, and it's back with a vengeance as engineers try to put the internet into everything and build the Smart Home. Last year, when everyone was crazed about Nest and the smart thermostat, I wrote In praise of the Dumb Home, and have been thinking about this ever since. I have been doing a series on MNN, looking at smart technologies; some are silly, some are counterproductive, some are invasive and some are going to make a real difference in the way we live. Here is a roundup for TreeHugger readers:

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