Digital technology has truly reshaped our lives. Remember, it wasn't so long ago that websites and smartphones didn't even exist! Will the near future bring as much change as we've seen in the past 20 years? Where do we go from here? Many believe that the Internet of Things represents the next frontier—and it's a frontier that seems closer every day. Now that everything from light bulbs to thermostats are connected to the Web, we can remotely control and, in many cases, automate a host of household functions. So much of the future remains a mystery, but where smart homes are concerned, it's safe to assume that we've seen only the beginning.