The future of home automation ;-)
I found this on Slashdot and found it to be quite funny (it was also rated funny). The original quotes (under IPv6 Adoption Will Grow With Smart Grid Adoption, Hopes Cisco) were part of an IPv6 discussion. It seems that anything to do with the smart grid and home automation is now a hot topic as every company is getting into it. But these two comments seem to sum up the times quit well:
I can't wait to DDoS your fridge, then call you up (over VoIP) and ask you if your fridge is running.
by geekoid (135745)
Why don't you just subscribe to his fridge's twitter feed?
One of the things being talked about with IPv6 (other than the addressing issues that it resolves) is it's security. Of course if the home automation industry doesn't include the security from the start IPv6's security features are just a mute point. Another interesting thing is that it seems that where ever smart grids are discussed the topic of home automation comes up. Seems it is the dawning of home automation for the masses. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.