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Hotel Chains Testing High-Tech Innovations

The fully automated future foretold by The Jetsons hasn't quite come to pass yet, but more and more hotels are doing their part to hurry things along.

The Washington Post offers a rundown of the high-tech innovations currently being tested at hotel chains. They include: voice-activated rooms that let you control the thermostat, lights, and even soundtrack by speaking (Aloft Hotels); robots that greet you, provide restaurant recommendations, and bring you toiletries (Hilton Worldwide); and virtual reality headsets that transport you to other locations should you grow bored with wherever you are in actual reality (Marriott International, Holiday Inn Express, Hilton, and Best Western).

In other words, it won't be long before you really can take a vacation from your vacation.

Welcome to a brave new world.