Nicholas Negroponte, in Being Digital, describes a network of machines that communicate intelligently with each other (213-14): if company is expected for dinner, the refrigerator might remind the car to stop at the grocery and liquor stores and the radio might warn it of possible traffic delays.

It's not out of the question: the WWW already has us watching machines through other machines. Perhaps not as glamorous as nanotechnology's dream of machines observing and repairing other machines to our cyborg advantage, it still pushes us to think about the fascination we have with watching machines on the Web.

Guattari explains our relationship with machines differently:

Desire machines, aesthetic creation machines, are constantly revising our cosmic frontiers. As such, they have a place of eminence in the orderings of subjectivation, which are themselves called upon to relay our old social machines that are unable to follow the efflorescence of machinic revolutions that are causing our time to burst apart at every point (Guattari 26-27).
The end result is something more significant than a determination of who goes to the grocery store--Guattari's argument is that the way our machines change force us to change the way that we interpret/create the universe around us. It's ostensibly an argument that machines force us to re-author what's around us, and at the same time constrain who is allowed to re-author and to what extent.