If you've ever watched any sci-fi movie ever, you've probably seen the futuristic vision of a smart home. There's something incredibly cool about being able to talk to your home, have your home respond to you, and also follow commands that you give it.
We have come a long way since the 70s, when a personal pocket wizard with broad abilities was, no, not an iPhone 7 in rose gold, just a calculator. But are we smarter now that technology has armed us with a palm-sized answer to everything? Or are we simply slaves of reliance, losing the ability to make our own magic, mentally and socially?
After marathoning the military giant robot anime Mobile Suit Gundam, one is forced to take a step back, and ask "Will the military use giant robots in the future?" Countless works of fiction, from cartoons like Robotech or Gundam and movies like Pacific Rim or Transformers, feature giant, bipedal mechs taking the future of war in hand or blaster, and blowing adversaries away in a hail of fire power.