It's marketing, like "the cloud". It's such a gross oversimplification that it's meaningless.
Your situation is unique because you have a monopoly contract and an undemanding customer.
Agree with him or not, he addressed issues line by line. You just mocked him rather than responding, then puked a number of similar lines of irrelevancies.
I dub thee chimpanzee-level Great Thinker. And not Zira or Cornelious. Get your hands off him, you damned dirty ape.
And trying to do it all yourself is a risk of never getting to market.
They already build their products to last at least 2 years, otherwise they wouldn't have been offering extended warranties that cover out to 2 years.
This has nothing to do with warranties.
This is about requiring manufacturers to take responsibility for selling faulty products.
If someone sells me thousands of dollars worth of electronics and it fails after 12 months (or even a few years) of normal use, they've sold me a faulty product and should either repair or replace it. Even you free market extremists should be able to get your heads around that.
I've pulled the "Consumer Protection Laws" card a couple of times already in the last few years, each time to have home appliances either repaired or replaced after they failed outside the warranty period. Two years and four years, respectively, are not acceptable lifetimes for a microwave and a washing machine.
The data could be in there, and people are getting better and better at complex signal waveform analysis. Every month now we're seeing a new story about someone doing something along these lines with audio or radio or light.
I am convinced this is just the beginning. In a few years I expect to see a cell phone app that turns it into the audio quasi-radar in aliens.
Gentlemen, you have your mission.
Just because they're trendy to talk about, you don't need to use some new-age, look at me, I know about Neanderthals and Denisovans way of spelling their name. They're Neanderthals, despite the fact that 'tal' is the German word that it's based on.
Or HCF, if you wanted to be really sure.
And because if you set up a random roadblock type scenario, you probably need traffic control and a police presence in case of accidents. It doesn't mean that they actually cared or were part of it.
That people immediately assumed it was a Gestapo maneuver and then complied is more an indictment of the them and the degree of freedom people have already willingly given up for the veneer of security.
"Tech publications and pundits alike have crowed about the benefits we're soon to collectively reap from healthcare analytics. In theory,sensors attached to our bodies (and appliances such as the fridge) will send a stream of health-related data
— everything from calorie and footstep counts to blood pressure and sleep activity — to the cloud, which will analyze it for insight; doctors and other healthcare professionals will use that data to tailor treatments or advise changes in behavior and diet"
OMG how cutely clueless. Doctors today recommend behavior and diet changes and nobody listens already.
Speaking of which, there will never, ever be a Jetson's Rosie-type robot. Who the hell wants to order a fat old robot to jerk them off?
Just because they found it 1 place that they looked, doesn't mean its not NOT in other places too.
Uneducated consumers + modern denial of causality + business interests = fail. You have ignorant parents who buy antibacterial everything because its "for the children" and because after all, they need to protect theirs, and it probably wont turn into MRSA _for them_, so shouldn't they do everything they can,etc. etc. Ditto with food - people buying shit at Walmart because they need to save money, meanwhile their neighbors lose their jobs and their kids end up playing with cadmium laced toys, but hey, they need to save 3 dollars on that gizmo.... Add the business interests capitalizing on this ignorance and philosophical gap (A !is !A) and you end up with the shitstorm we're in.
Moral: know what you're buying, know why you're buying it.
Poor eating habits & inadequate exercise are the problem. But heaven forbid people are responsible for their own actions.