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Smart House
    Encyclopedia of Housing 1998
    A "smart house" that responds to the dweller's needs and desires by adjusting lighting, temperature, even ambient music, has appeared in science fiction for much of the twentieth century. From LeCorbusier's vision of the house as a machine for living, to Negroponte's Architecture Machine, home automation technologies are the latest extension of a century-long fascination with housing and mechanism. However, with the development of new electronic technologies and their integration with older, traditional building technologies, the intelligent home is at last becoming a real possibility.