Objects in smart house will talk to each other

The Futurist Magazine :
In tomorrow’s smart house, the walls will talk to each other, and to the windows, TV, and fridge. The key to making the long-fantasized dream of a smart house real is the creation of an Internet of things - networking among the many devices that keep our households running. The Hydra Project in Europe is aiming to create an open-source middleware network that would be compatible with devices manufactured by many different companies, from gaming platforms to refrigerators.