For more than thirty years, Marcus Hiles, Chairman and CEO of Western Rim Properties, has been developing luxury rental communities across Texas. His complexes are unmatched in contemporary design and resort-style conveniences. The rentals he has built are highly regarded for modern, energy-efficient appliances. Staying current about innovations in smart house technologies, the revolutionary real estate developer has had firsthand experience with the next wave of fully programmable appliances which give users previously unavailable amounts of customization and control—and all by cell phone. The increasing consumer interest in state-of-the-art smart machines has proven to be cost effective as well as offer conveniences previously unavailable. Hiles provides his astute views about the latest additions to the network of the “Internet of Things,” and their potential for giving users an easier life.