Most of the adverts show happy people making cakes, or getting directions or finding out fun facts. Some show smart speakers capable of controlling lights or music. Sounds great right? Well, is it really easier to say, "Alexa turn off the light" than, just, turning off the light? I think not.
Roald Dahl with his ingenious glass elevator was decades ahead of his time, but the onus is now on city planners and developers to think now about what cities will look like in 15, 30, or even 50 years' time and how smart technology will play a vital role
The average UK household throws away £470 of food a year hitting them in the pocket and causing wider environmental damage
A subject of science fiction just a couple of years ago, "internet of things" or "IoT", referring to connected devices, collecting data and interacting with users and each other, is now entering mainstream consumer vocabulary.
For example, Samsung has already produced, and Apple is about to produce, smart watches that can be connected to your phone. And smart glasses like in Sherlock are also on the way. I am not entirely certain why this technology is necessary, but I am sure we are moving closer and closer towards the time when smart phones will have proven themselves obsolete.
Machine intelligence is coming to drive us. This robotics-science technology will not arrive unannounced in our cars. We will not overnight have no need to learn to drive. Its just that we won't have to be driving all the time in all places.
Smartphones are starting to make the price of living lower with all of the money saving apps. If your smartphone is used correctly, then you can almost pay for your monthly bill with all of the money that is saved throughout your daily routine.
There's a misconception that office working is no longer as productive or cost effective as mobile or remote working. As communications become increasingly intelligent, office environments are on the cusp of providing a richer, more fruitful technology experience than we can get remotely. In fact, I think we are set to become even more productive and collaborative in the office.
We watch them, drive them, make phone calls on them and even live in them. Everything today, it seems, is smart. TVs, cars, phones and cities all carry the prefix to display their clever credentials. And next week, with the launch of the new iPhone 5S, another product will be added to the long list of smart.