The IEEE Spectrum magazine of February 2008, in an article on 60Ghz silicon transceivers, said:
The electronic devices in our homes and offices will be chattering furiously and wirelessly in another five to 10 years. Cables will go the way of the buggy whip.
I certainly hope this is true, but today, 22-Feb-2008, I’m wondering if this will be true with another technology like optical instead of electro-mechanical means.
Well we’re getting there… I have Amazon Echo devices in all of the major rooms of the house. Last Sunday, 2018-02-11 I purchased and installed a Nest thermostat to control the heating and cooling which I can do via an app on my iPhone 8+, or via voice in the house via Alexa. And today, I ordered some Philips Hue light bulbs which I can install and also control via Alexa or Apple HomeKit