>>52243232 An even further realization of cyberpunk reality that we're already living in, where everything is listening to us and collecting our data for big companies to squeeze every last bit of profit out of us. I don't think it's just a fad either. The "internet" is going to be keep being shoehorned in to more and more things as time goes on.
I think there is value in it, particularly for extreme situations. I can see the military loading people with computers that track an monitor their status, perhaps hostpitals. Other places where peopel are in serious danger. Otherwise, there are many applications for it, and I feel that it is going to become more pervaseive as time goes on.
I worry about the increased tracking potential of it all though. Many of these Internet connected things report, guess where? To a central server owned and controled by a corporation. This not only makes it easier to monitor the communication, but simple for outside entities to exploit users.
I do not want a thermostat that sees whether people are in my house, if it also happens to tell anyone but whom I explicitly ask it to, that the house is empty.
These things should be set up to communicate to the user's own server. Probably it need not be something that big, Just to manage connected devices, and hanlde communications to the owner remotley.
I should not be calling google and telling them to preheat my oven, or asking what is in my refridgerator, I should be callig my house. Google should not know. If in order to receive the functionality, I must tell google what is there, then I do not want the functionality.
IoT don't have to be retarded Some things definitely have use for it as it makes automated infrastructure a lot easier The problem is usually with companies attempting stupid shit like smart jackets or other retarded shit like that which really ruins Also smart homes definitely have a shot at not being retarded as long as you can control it yourself
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