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kq4ym
kq4ym
3/27/2017 | 4:57:47 PM
Re: Microwaveable
I still can't see an immediate short term success for the smart home folks. Unless all new buildings automatically include the gear from the start, it's hard to get people to retrofit older buidling as there's not yet that applications that everyone just "has to get now." That would explain why "... Qivicon does not seem to have taken off."
mendyk
mendyk
3/19/2017 | 12:50:28 PM
Re: Microwaveable
There's a debate going on now regarding which dystopian novel from the first half of the 20th century is more relevant today, 1984 or Brave New World. A mashup of those two is in order. I agree that we are ceding some claims to privacy -- and some of our humanity -- in this grand digital transformation. I wouldn't blame it all on the kids, though. It's hard to go anywhere without encountering a healthy number of phone zombies, and they come in all ages, shapes, and sizes.
brooks7
brooks7
3/19/2017 | 10:01:44 AM
Re: Microwaveable
Dennis,

My point was that the generation that posts everything on Facebook seems little concerned about intrusion.  I wonder what George Orwell would think of them.

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mendyk
mendyk
3/18/2017 | 9:09:06 AM
Re: Microwaveable
Facebook is voluntary submission to intrusion. Not quite the same as having always-on devices that can be turned to a variety of purposes, whether real or imagined.
brooks7
brooks7
3/17/2017 | 7:41:26 PM
Re: Microwaveable
Uhhh....Facebook...Intrusion...

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mendyk
mendyk
3/17/2017 | 9:22:58 AM
Re: Microwaveable
At some point, there will be some pushback regarding technology intrusiveness. It's taking a while for people to catch on to the issue, in large part because the intrusive technologies so far (smartphones mainly) deliver more perceived benefiits that negate intrusion issues. Connected cars will be another major test point.
Michelle
Michelle
3/16/2017 | 5:54:01 PM
Re: Microwaveable
@mendy I wondered the same. I wouldn't expect the smart home to be all that appealing so early in product lifecycles -- especially in Europe.
jamesjparker
jamesjparker
3/16/2017 | 11:50:23 AM
ARPU?
What did DT charge for a monthly ARPU?
They could have priced themselves out of the market!
mendyk
mendyk
3/16/2017 | 10:47:53 AM
Re: Microwaveable
Don't forget the video-enabled microwaves. The Deep State loves those things.
Gabriel Brown
Gabriel Brown
3/16/2017 | 10:08:20 AM
Re: Microwaveable
Seems like home security will be the major thing. Video door bells are widely used now (especially if you live in an apartment). Connected security cams are also getting affordable and commensurately popular.

Quite how this maps to multi-room music players, digital assistants, connected toasters, thermostats, and so on, is less clear. 
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