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adamjustice
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10/1/2014 | 2:03:13 PM
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I think that is due to the lack of interoperability which is coming.  The usefulness of one connected device is somewhat limited.  Once those devices start talking to each other I think we will see the stickyness of these devices increase dramaticlly once that happens.  That is coming in the next 12 months with a lot of the initiatives from Apple, Google and others.
GAProgrammer
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10/1/2014 | 12:12:04 PM
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So far, consumers are saying no to connected devices. Far more often, they buy the gadgets then stop using them after a month or so, compared to the very small minority that keep using them. There are certainly some uses for this, but an industrial revolution? I think not.
adamjustice
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9/26/2014 | 2:48:43 PM
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Given the choice of a connected timing belt which can relay information to your vehicle so it is replaced prior to failing or an unconnected one that just fails, which one would you rather have in the vehicle that your family drives?  If a smart toilet could detect early onset colon cancer might it be worth having?  Yes there is an extreme you can take this topic to but there is rationale for connecting many objects in our lives.  It is something manufacturers need to think about at this point in time.  Then it will be up to the consumers to choose in the market, ultimately I think the connected products will win in the market.
Gary_EL
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9/25/2014 | 10:40:45 PM
Legal Implications
If manufacturers are able to read deails of your device as it functions, I wonder how it will effect their obligations and liabilities under the law. If Part A in a car is failing, and the cause is problems with Part B, is Manufacturer A required to notify Manufacturer B? If manufacturer B doesn't reply, and there is a damaging accident caused by the defective part, who is responsible?
asksqn
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asksqn,
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9/25/2014 | 5:36:46 PM
Paging common sense-
Making everything internet-ready is obtuse.  Do we really need "smart" toilets and internet enabled timing belts despite the dearth of demand for it?  I thought CEOs were MBA holders.  Evidently, common sense is not only lacking, but non-existent.


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