Electric Imp wants to power the "Internet of Things"

By Jos · 5 replies
May 17, 2012
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  1. The "Internet of Things" promises to bring a world where, at some point, all electronic devices will be intelligent and connected. Your refrigerator will know what's inside and inform you...

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  2. Someone hacks into this and controls everything and/or collects all information about you. I can check the frige to see if I need more milk and I can turn a light switch off when I leave the room.
  3. ...and allow power companies, google, and/or the government access and control over even more of your life than they have now.

    What a wonderful future. I can't wait!
  4. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    Don't make complicated what its easy.

    Rule #1 for any kind of engineer, else you are mediocre.
  5. Not good at all; they should came up with nicer ideas .. like the refrigerator should go to the market and buy it himself when there is no milk anymore. I really don't want to spend my time going to the market, what's the use of telling me there will be no milk anymore .. if I'm not blind?
  6. I met Hugo today at the Maker Faire 2012. I believe his product will help consumers to be much more energy efficient because they will have access to the data necessary to modify their behavior. Yes, cyber security is a huge issue that must be addressed but not a reason to reject an Internet of Things.

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