If you've been hoping for a world in which you can wave a magic wand and instantly control all the devices and appliances in your home, then Polish start-up Oort's invention might be the closest thing you get to it.
Oort is the world's first home automation system, allowing you to remotely control all the devices in your home using either a smartphone app or smart wearable wristband.
"You can control your home by pressing a button from your smartphone or wristband. You can set many different actions, such as, when I receive a Facebook message, my lamp will blink, or when someone opens the door, a push message is sent to my smartphone," Oort CEO Radek Tadajewski tells IBTimes UK.
"You could even equip your kid with a wristband so that you are notified when they arrive home from school or leave. The idea is to let people create their own individual internet of things world."