The Smart Houses Down Under
More information is available at the Nanohouse website (unfortunately, much of it is in the form of very large downloads).
Over in Melbourne, software company Majitek is building a rival house, the MajikHouse, which is fully networked. Lights, entertainment devices and the security system can all be controlled by a single remote. The lights automatically brighten when someone enters a room, and dim when the room is empty. A mobile phone can be used to open doors and gates, and light outside lights, for safe entry at night. Sun Microsystems is supporting the project, and Majitek is using open source software wherever possible.
Perhaps most significant, all the technology used in the Nanohouse and MajikHouse is commercially available.
Looks like George Jetson will want to move Down Under pretty soon...