I've often wondered why they try to reinvent the wheel with things like a gui, etc;
It would be like "we just implemented the new dinner fork. You're going to love it! It's shaped like a flower petal attacked to a crowbar. Our marketing and eating interface people tell me it's great!"
Why wouldn't you want to be able to be informed as to what everything in your house is doing
Are you fucking kidding me? Really?
People don't give two shits about that sort of thing.
People(consumers...) want things that are RELIABLE and CONVENIENT. They don't care how many loads a week they've done in their dishwasher or that they can remotely change their lights in the downstairs bathroom to purple...
Repeat after me: RELIABLE and CONVENIENT.
That is what people want in appliances, etc;
Anyone who deals with the hassles of home wifi and configuring home routers, etc, in addition to the usual pc/table/phone issues, upgrade and configuration hassles knows the IoT is a CF waiting to happen.
Who will install/manage/update/troubleshoot an army of IoT(crap) devices in someones house?
Sure, some duechebag home automation company, or even Google, but there you have it, in addition to the initial cost, you will have a monthly fee for support, ugrades, etc;
More bills for the average American who lives paycheck to paycheck. You know, the people who eat crap food just so they can continue to pay for cable tv and internet...
Who does Schmidt think he is talking to?
I think we all inherently understand that this is the real power behind all the tracking, etc;, so that in the future those holding the dirt on you can blackmail you.
I've had one of my smoke alarms(the are brand new, and are wired to the house current) go off in the middle of the night. Scared the bejeezus out of me. I ran around at 3am looking for a fire that wasn't there, nor was there smoke... I am still wary of those things.
Events like that are just the tip of the iceberg if we give control of our homes over to nonsensical "smart" IoT devices. Bad updates, security issues, constant rebooting, replacements on backorder from a factory in China that is down because of an earthquake, botnets constantly banging on the door to take control, etc;
Control over our own residence, etc is to be given over to Google or whoever. Really? Could this be any more wrong. Wrong on so many levels and in so many ways that I need not explain them all. Common sense shows us what a CF this idea really is.
I don't want a smart home.
I don't want a smart car.
And with your permission and all of that,
What a joke...
As others have pointed out, "all of that" will be having this nonsense foisted on us without any real choice.
I don't want to have to pay for this, to monitor it, to have to constantly upgrade it, etc;
Look at the sad state of security with home routers, wifi, etc.
Do we want to have our oven, fridge and toilet be connected to the internet?
It's faster, easier, and more reliable to explain things to people face-to-face, interactively.
You just explained why I get much more benefit out of taking a class in person than any online class...
Thanks for pointing out the obvious.
Cable is pure luxury.
We have a winner!
You're argument fails miserably.
as long as they don't alter the deal.
Lando: You said they'd be left at the city under my supervision!
Darth Vader: I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further.