At CES, John Chambers will be speaking about the Connected Home, Cisco’s vision for the future. On the News@Cisco site, Chief development officer, Charlie Giancarlo, discussed how networking technology is changing digital communications and entertainment. Cisco launched its Second Life presence in December, and is now bringing the connected home to life in Second Life. At CES, as Cisco talks about its view of the future, Cisco is presenting its view of the future in Second Life with the Cisco Connected Home. In the Cisco Connected Home, Cisco will be showcasing its current home products, and the new products being unveiled at CES by Scientific Atlanta and Linksys. Set-up like an everyday home, the Connected Home has all the bells and whistles of how the future home will operate: the ability to control entertainment and security through one network. Plus, in the Connected Home, you can click on any of the products to learn more and get a feel for how the products work in real life.Imagine watching a movie in your bedroom on the HD screen, and being able to have a pull-down menu for all your choices -or just the choices for your children’s rooms? The Cisco Connected Home has that option already. Imagine each bedroom having its own library of music, piped in during the day? Or, actually have a real connection in the kitchen, pulling down menu choices and recipes. With the Connected Home, each room connects to a server and you can choose the music to fit the day. Or, imagine watching John Chambers, CEO and Chairman of Cisco Systems, and his keynote speech on your Connected Home television -you can, in Second Life. To celebrate the launch of the Connected Home and CES, Cisco will be giving away a Real Life iPhone each day during the show, and is having a reception with Rob (Cisco Systems) and Mike (Cisco Systems) on Tuesday, January 9 at 4:00 PM PST / LST on Cisco Island.See you there!