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Michelle
Michelle
6/15/2016 10:17:51 PM
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Re: I, for one, welcome our IoT overlords...
Ahh, the classic "turn it off, then on again" even works with Nest? I can't believe it.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/13/2016 5:23:45 PM
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Re: I, for one, welcome our IoT overlords...
> "We're all doomed if this is where we're going with the connected home!"

Hahaha... Mickey Mouse certainly issn't at the top of my mind when I think about home automation, but now it will be. In general, I hate smoke detectors that "chirp" when they're batteries are low, but I've seen plenty of even worse problems with Nest smoke detectors that are all connected -- and are prone to buggy false alarms.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpsMkLaEiOY

Imagine the chaos that could be initiated by a malicious attacker if "everything" in your house was connected to the internet..... 

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batye
batye
6/13/2016 5:15:41 AM
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Re: I, for one, welcome our IoT overlords...
@Michelle interesting :) I have a Nest thermostat... and sometimes it like Nest have mind of it own... I have to turn it off uplug it, plug it back, reset, restore WiFi connection... 

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batye
batye
6/13/2016 5:12:11 AM
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Re: I, for one, welcome our IoT overlords...
@mhhf1ve interesting point at the present stage of the IT security I would not trust smart home... as you would not want hacker opening your door or windows :) ... while you are away...

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Michelle
Michelle
6/3/2016 7:55:54 PM
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Re: I, for one, welcome our IoT overlords...
When I read about all the possiblities for home automation, I can't help but think of poor Mickey Mouse and his mechanical house from Mickey's House of Villians. :) We're all doomed if this is where we're going with the connected home!

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/3/2016 7:25:01 PM
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I, for one, welcome our IoT overlords...
Okay.. so I'm actually not a huge fan of "smart home" tech -- because it seems to require a fairly hefty upfront investment for consumers, as well as a pretty hefty investment from the infrastructure that might be needed to support it... and the gain is..? some efficiency that might save 5-10% on an energy bill? Hmm. 

Anyone else care to enlighten me on the upside of a smart home? Woo hoo.. I can turn off my lights when I'm not at home? I can... open/close my garage door.. when I'm not at home? Uh.. neat, but... not exactly life-changing.

Humanoid robots that can walk around and turn off lights and wash my dishes..? sign me up for one! 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humans_(TV_series)

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DHagar
DHagar
6/3/2016 2:05:01 PM
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Re: Transformation enabled
@Michelle, well said!  Some know what to do with it and others are either trying to ignore it, contain it, or panic!  With all of the above, they are "slow" to adopt.

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Michelle
Michelle
6/3/2016 12:49:38 PM
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Re: Transformation enabled
Panic and innovation at the speed of molasses!

 

(not all projects, of course)

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DHagar
DHagar
6/1/2016 12:55:42 PM
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Re: Transformation enabled
@Michelle, I fully agree.  This is an excellent perspective on IoT and the digital transformation.  I like Joe's restatement that the two views include panic and innovation.  I believe that sums up reaction to techology at large - either we are bracing for it or embracing it to find effective ways to utilize and optimize our businesses.

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
5/31/2016 10:05:15 PM
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Motes and beams and so on
"[Executives ask:] 'What can I do with the data?' 'What can I do with IoT?'" observed tablemate Sudhir Desai, CEO of Living Enterprise, an innovation consultancy. "But it's not 'How can I revisit my business?'"


Everyone is very aware that IoT will totally transform the industry next door, mostly because they see greater opportunities for sales and for providing new services as the industry next door grows. But their own industry? For that, they envision IoT as "same as today but with more money!"

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