`A typical morning in the year 2001: You wake up, scan the custom newspaper that’s spilling from your fax, walk into the living room. There you speak to a giant screen on the wall, part of which instantly becomes a high-quality TV monitor. When you leave for work, you carry a smart wallet, a computer the size of a credit card. When you come home, you slip on special eyeglasses and stroll through a completely artificial world.
Incredible, but all very possible. “In the next 11 years, you’ll see incredible breakthroughs in the home,” says Robert Simon, director of Lotus West, the West Coast R & D center of Lotus Development, maker of 1-2-3.’