Building smart homes of the future

BBC – January 27, 2011 – You come home after a long, hard day at work.

Having grabbed a frozen meal on the way home, you set it down on the coffee table and turn the kettle on.

Seems normal, right?

Only that your frozen meal has smart packaging and the coffee table has induction coils built in. So that as soon as you set the meal down - anywhere on the table - it starts to defrost the meal and keep it at that temperature.