Smart Houses: The Misuse of the Internet of Things

Cell phones connected. Cars connected. Connected TVs. All connected. With each passing year, more and more types of devices gain the possibility of connecting to the internet. They become, so to speak, intelligent. But is there, in fact, the need to imbue such technology into devices that work perfectly as “donkeys”?

It is impossible to deny that the interconnection between certain objects generates facilities compatible with the lifestyle of the 21st century and because of this, companies focus their efforts of time, money and experience to connect more and more objects. The problem is that most of the smart devices presented to the market are cool, but not essential. The products and services offered promise to solve some problem, but end up adding more complexity to the daily routine.

Examples are refrigerators that warn when milk is gone, coffee makers that turn on automatically when alarms ring in the morning, or lamps that adjust their intensity in daylight. Connected homes today represent the lowest possible value scale when thinking about the Internet of Things.

The range of possibilities that the intelligence of the internet connection offers technology companies today is extremely vast and almost infinite. The concept of Connected Cities, for example, brings with it enormous possibilities for companies and governments to modernize urban spaces.

In the technology market, the big companies that have lost the wave of opportunities that the mobility business (smartphones, tablets and M2M) have brought and keep bringing, now have to move quickly so that they do not miss the opportunities that the Internet of Things will bring.

The IoT concept has the potential to become one of the main pillars of global economic growth in the coming years, with the generation of new positions, improved business operations and innovative breakthroughs in various economic sectors.

According to the McKinsey & Company Institute, it is estimated that IoT has the potential for an annual economic impact of $ 4 trillion to $ 11 trillion by 2025, however, this impact will not be achieved as long as this concept is being applied only to Coffeemakers and refrigerators.

This needs to change. The motto “Innovate or Die” should also be applied in planning. The opportunities are endless and the advantages are numerous, and the Internet of Things shows no sign of retreat.

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