Come on people (like MZ), admit it - you just want to be a brain in vat, and do everything by thought. Turn your fucking lights off with a switch, like everyone else. Go to the door and greet your fucking friends, if they're your friends, and you actually have any. Really, this is just ridiculous. It is hard to imagine anything more unimportant.
The point of home automation is to (a) integrate various technologies around the home while (b) providing a convenient, intuitive, easy to use interface for doing so. I'm sure the same objections were made in the past about *every* technological advance...
- "Use fire to provide light at night? Just go to sleep, like everyone else does."
- "Cook your meat? Just eat it raw, like everyone else does."
- "Domesticate and ride a horse? Just walk, like everyone else does."
There are legitimate concerns when it comes to the hows and whys of home automation... but this reflexive nay-saying isn't among them. It's just lazy objection for objection's sake.