"Netflix And Chill' Button Shows What's Wrong With IoT
I actually have a friend who went all-in on smartening up his home with an Amazon Echo and Hue lightbulbs. While it is amazingly cool, the bulbs were not cheap and not without headaches to set up. Now, that's execusable, if the long term convenience outweighs it, but the jury's still out on that one. Hearing him say 'Alexa, turn on the bedroom lights' is incredibly sci-fii, but when he's just going in there to grab his keys and then has to say it again to turn them off five seconds later instead of just turning them on himself, it's a bit silly. One time I went to turn them off myself and he said 'don't do that. You'll de-sync them.' Are you kidding me? This embodies your point exactly, Dave. Would we want that smart button to order food every time we sit down to watch TV (well, maybe some would)? It's all a bit cumbersome for now. I also want the record to show that I love 'Netflix and Chill' memes.