I’ll be writing about it for th next edition of Invest in France magazine, so for now I’ll just restrict my thoughts to the presentation by Tony Fadell, CEO and founder of Nest Labs (and the guy who invented the iPod). He was presenting his latest gadget, a smart thermostat who learns from your habits to automatically control the temperature of your house (or be controlled via iphone). It reminds me of one of the very first articles I ever wrote, for Australian Computer magazine, about Bill Gates house. He could run a bath from his car, so it was the perfect temperature when he arrived home. Screens and music centres around the house automatically screened images and tunes adapted to the personal preference of the person in the room at the time. Even the plants could be watered automatically. That was back in 1998. Soon, those options will be open for all of us….