old and cynical?
In the early days of my IT career, i remember spending some ridiculous amount of money (like £200) for a cable that would connect my sony phone to my laptop, giving me dial up internet on the move.
It was one of those early adopter things, getting mobile internet was possible but more technical and more costly. But it was cool and exciting, worth the investment, even if tech moved forward a year later.
Move forward to now and when i hear of "home automation" or "smart watch", i think how they could be something to be excited about but the reality will not be robots bring me a beer or my watch telling me i left my phone in the office drawer. Add to that, now you'll need to sign in to get heating using your g+ account. sigh.