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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
2/27/2018 11:28:57 PM
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Re: Stopping Smart Home
@freehe: ...except for Echos and Google Homes and the like. Then the ownership of those devices wiill further drive additional smart devices that can be synched with these.

Put another way: Sure, you could just buy ONE Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figrue and be done with it. But then you'll want all four turtles. And then Splinter. And Shredder (so they have someone to fight). And Bebop and Rocksteady. And Krang. And the Technodrome. And the Party Wagon. And so on and so forth.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
2/27/2018 11:26:14 PM
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Re: What problems does it solve now?
@freehe: I strongly suspect the main reason that devices like Echo and Google Home are so inexpensive is as a matter of simply getting the broad deployment into techie and non-techie households alike. An instant, in-home POS system combined with an ever-present data collector is definitely valuable enough to justify cheap retail price on the individual items.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
2/27/2018 11:24:14 PM
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Re: Privacy
@freehe: Except there is even certain limited tracking and regulation of prepaid cards (so as to fight against scammers, spammers, and money launderers).

Want real anonymity and untraceability? The best you can do at this point is probably decentralized cryptocurrency.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
2/27/2018 11:22:25 PM
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Re: What problems does it solve now?
@freehe: I could see this most being an issue (1) in neighborhoods where package theft/safety is a genuine concern and (2) for delivering groceries.

At the same time, the security concerns seem to outweigh here. I'd rathe risk a single package be stolen than risk EVERYTHING IN MY HOME (including my identity) be stolen.

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freehe
freehe
2/25/2018 10:51:40 PM
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Re: What problems does it solve now?
@Joe Stanganelli, LOL! I totally agree. There is never any reason a driver needs to come inside my home. Items are deliver are not that critical where I need it placed in my home as opposed to picking it up from Fedex or UPS or having it left at my door. Security measures will not immediately increase each time a new product or service is created. Risks will remain and until those risks are greatly reduced I will opt out.

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freehe
freehe
2/25/2018 10:48:47 PM
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Re: Privacy
@Joe Stanganelli, I agree. I have the same sentiments. I thought I was the only one. I don't want anyone monitoring me 24/7. I still pay for items with cash so companies cannot track my spending habits. When we move to a cashless system I will purchase prepaid debit/credit cards to keep my shopping and bill payment anonymous.

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freehe
freehe
2/25/2018 10:46:38 PM
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Re: What problems does it solve now?
@mhhf1ve, Good point. It is not as inexpensive as consumers would like to connect lights and appliances. Alexa is great because it is inexpensive. Consumers want great products and services but still at a low cost. Until smart home device costs are lowered the demand will remain stagnant. Connecting to lights and appliances is not appealing to me either.

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freehe
freehe
2/25/2018 10:44:18 PM
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Stop Smart
Until a standard is developed allowing different devices to become interoperable the consumer demand will not greatly increase. Customers quickly get fatigued with operability issues.

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freehe
freehe
2/25/2018 10:43:47 PM
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Stopping Smart Home
I choose Managing residential WiFi so it can handle Internet of Things' demands, Controlling different IoT devices and operating systems and Lack of consumer demand.

Companies overestimated the demand for smart home technology. Until many of the flaws in smart home technology are solved the consumer demand will remain stagnant.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
2/25/2018 9:53:39 PM
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Re: What problems does it solve now?
@mhh: Moreover, sorry, but I'm hard-pressed to see how they increase security any more than "dumb", old-fashioned solutions. How does letting delivery drivers in to my home when I'm away so they can put packages in my home make me more secure? I trust my packages not getting stolen way more than I trust a stranger inside my home alone.

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