Your home is already smart, and if you don’t know, now you know

I was recently at a conference where a speaker asked the audience: put your hand up if you have a “smart home”. Very slowly three out of five hundred hands went up. The speaker expected this response, obviously, this was his routine. Apparently, nobody thinks they have a smart home. So, why is there so much hype? Why is Amazon pushing the Echo so hard? Why is Google pushing the Google Home so hard? Why is Samsung pushing Bixby? Why does McKinsey have a Connected Home practice? Then the speaker asked: “hands up if you have an Amazon Echo… or…

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