What is home? What is Internet? What is this 'Internet of things'? Is it merely 'stuff' that's been giving an attractive name to draw consumer attention? Is it part of 'smart home' thing? For me, a home is a micro-universe of self-preservation. It's the place to energize and decompress. A place of controlled pleasure. If tech can help with that experience, then welcome it with open arms. But don't let it control you — that's what you're trying not to do. Embrace the things that make home the best place be. Do not settle for mediocracy.
Getting lost is a skill I will teach my children. Being lost means you end up finding a way. What you learn adheres like memory superglue. Nothing is more permanent, more absolutely essential than these learned skills.