By Hinkmond-Oracle on Jan 08, 2015
Here's an article about how CES2015 is overselling IoT. It's an interesting take, since IoT is receiving a huge amount of hype currently, almost on par with the days of the pets.com sock puppet (the infamous mascot of the dot-com bust).
Here's a quote:
Consumers are a fickle lot, hard to keep satisfied, and when they discover that these nifty-sounding devices are actually little more than remote-controlled versions of what they already have that are hard to combine into anything more substantial, they will abandon the technology in droves. That can only harm the industry.It's true that there's a danger of consumers soon realizing that IoT is nothing more than recycled remote-controlled smartphone apps that can do the same things we can do today, but skipping the part of walking right up to the thing and pressing a button on it.
Hopefully, more IoT developers will use Java Embedded technology to make IoT smarter and more modular, like Lego bricks (C'mon, add some Java based pluggable AI algorithms already! I'll help you, forgoshsakes!). If not, I know a pets.com sock puppet that can be re-used as the mascot of the IoT hype cycle. 🐶🐶🐶