But perhaps the most worrying for some will be the ability of appliances such as a boiler, sending messages. Imagine emailing your boss to tell him you are working from home to get the boiler fixed, only for the boiler to email your boss telling him you are a lying skiver.
"I should know he ran himself a deep bath this morning and I am knackered. And after the winter I have had. I wish he would get me fixed."