Is There Really an Internet of Things?

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Dave Esto
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Yes there is an IoT
Dave Esto   8/12/2016 3:21:19 PM

Jim makes a few valid points however there is a little too much of "let's bash the IoT because so many are embracing it." There are clearly a number of gimmicky IoT solutions that will never make it to first base, however there are a greater number that will, in my opinion. Here's just one example, and because it's not a wearable gadget may not be "way cool" but has a more practical application. Appliances installed with microphones which can predict motor failure before the failure happens. Wouldn't it be nice to receive a message on your phone telling you that based on a series of data points reviewed, your refrigerator is going to stop working within the next 90 days. Air conditioners, dishwashers, ovens, microwaves, washing machines, dryers; all things that seem to quit at the most inopportune times, My second favorite, asking your computer for legal advice. According to the IBM Watson IoT folks, your responses, via artificial intelligence will be provided with 90% accuracy versus humans at 75%, and better yet you don't have to listen to the $500 an hour lawyer's lame jokes.

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