I’m super excited, and yet really worried by the prospect of the IOT (prospect? It’s already happened!) The way Bleecker describes it – soon enough my house and all the objects within it are going to be having their own ‘conversations’
**Post-apocalyptic thoughts of robot rampages and solar storms go here**
Whenever someone brings up robots and the like I can’t help but fear for our future. The chance for misconduct and hacking seems too high for my liking – especially when my livelihood would be at risk. But I can see the fun in the little things – I mean I’m already a Nike + Fanatic! It would be pretty awesome to be greeted at the door with a cup of coffee and the bath already run…yeah.
The argument going around these blog parts is whether or not this technology will make us lazier or more productive? And I really can’t decide. Perhaps lazier on the account of house duties and cleaning, but what about on keeping up with face-to-face contact when I have my house and coffee pot to hang out with?
The whole prospect seems so far away, and yet I can see parts of it already starting to creep into my daily life. What a wonderful topic to end with! Now I’m going to go to bed and sleep off my migraine (apologies If I’ve made a lot of grammatical errors)
Thank you to Ted! Who has both instilled fear into me (Wk 5 – liquid labour fun times) and now uplifted my hopes for an awesome bright techy future.