How Intelligent Reactive Environments Work

Author's Note

I've been fascinated by the development of intelligent environments. We're just in the infancy of smart homes and smart appliances. I look forward to the day when my appliances know what I want before I do -- it'll save me a lot of time as I stare into the fridge wondering what I want to make for dinner.

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