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Smart home adoption may not be quite as widespread as we think, report says

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Are we really living in the future, or are most of us still living in dumb homes?

Despite the seeming ubiquity of smart home assistants, smart home appliances, and even smart home security solutions, the widespread availability of these devices doesn’t always translate into widespread smart homes.

Per a report from Insurance Quotes, only 16.3 percent of homes in the U.S. are projected to fall under the “smart” category by the end of 2017 — that is to say, only 16.3 percent of American homes will feature more than one internet-connected device capable of controlling household functions through a hub or app.

But as the thought of a talking dishwasher or a set of smart lights begins to seem more familiar rather than far-fetched, this number may increase.

After all, as we barrel toward the future, our homes are going to have to keep up.

Already, there seem to be signs of increased acceptance of smart home devices.

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