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8/28/2014 | 5:39:53 PM
Idiocracy
So the fridge and the DVR needs to be connected to the internet **just** so you will know the temperature and how much hard drive space is left?  LOL gosh, I dunno how the human race managed to survive up to this point without it.   /sarcasm

Thanks for the chuckle.  You nailed the idiocy of the IoT dead on.
Andrew Binstock
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8/27/2014 | 5:11:16 PM
The Internet of Overhyped Things
All good points. Thanks!
Thomas Claburn
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8/27/2014 | 4:24:16 PM
The sad truth
The tech industry is already pining for a revolution as significant as putting computers in our pockets. Sadly, the networking of things will not, in the near term, shake things up in the same way. Further work needs to be done on low-power communications, energy harvesting from sunlight and motion, battery efficiency, and other aspects of science before the IoT truly comes into its own. In the meantime, it will matter to businesses that need to track things. But communication between objects is generally far less valuable then communication among people.


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