In 1997, Bill Gates was on tour promoting his book The Road Ahead and was talking about his “smart home.” Of course, I thought it was the silliest idea I had ever heard. After all, who would want to change the temperature of their home with their phone? Roll forward 25 years, and I’m quick to admit I was wrong. I am enjoying the many technology capabilities that make home management so much easier—remote control of lights and temperatures, viewing the cameras on my home (and my office) from a website, automatic power back-up systems, automated solar power supplementation to reduce my energy bills, and more. The challenge is…
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