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The article talks about the future of the connected homes. It goes on saying that there will not be any efficient automation standard. This means that there will be no central hub for consumers to buy until there is an automation standard. Even if there was one, fully connecting a house would cost so much, that only the most privileged would be able to afford one. There are some devices which try to connect several devices, like the newly released Xbox One, but they do not compare to what we imagine when we think on connected houses. So, basically, we will have to wait until there is an automation standard created and also for the price to go down for the masses to afford it.