The IoST (Internet of Shared Things)
Interesting article. It let me thinking about a couple of things, for instance, the consumer example on the concept of the connected home.
According to Sarma: "Let's say you want to change the experience when you walk into your home. The lights will come on, music will play, temperature will be set. Maybe Google Maps informs the house that you're near, and then a series of actions have to happen to anticipate your arrival."
And you said: "It all seems great, but what if it's not you walking into the house, but your spouse, who dislikes bright lighting, hates your music, and wants it to be cooler? Your spouse now has to change everything, making life more difficult than before."
Sarma's example sounds pretty much to what one would expect to be quite normal in about five years' time. Maybe less. By quite normal I mean enough people living in this kind of smart hourse.
Most likely Google knows the difference between you walking into the house and your spouse walking into the house. This means that there can't be any confusion about what music to play, what lights to switch on, or what temperature to set.
As everything is programable it could be a good idea to have some shared options in case both walk into the house about the same time.
Now, if your spouse hates your music, and likes all the opposite to what you like, how did you get married in the first place to someone who makes your life difficult because you don't share a thing and can't even agree on the setting of your shared smart house? :D (hypotetical situation) Now you see my point? :)
I believe the IoT are here to stay. We have been discussing the IoT for years now. Some people will be more relunctant to accept it, as it always happens with every new thing that comes out in technology.
Smart houses, smart cars, smart shopping malls, smart everything is what we will be experiencing soon.
The cloud of things sounds pretty cool as well. As for having to update all the software, etc. very often, isn't that what we are doing now anyway? Technology is a snow ball that is only getting bigger and bigger and it's non-stoppable. :)
I think that event and panel were pretty interesting. Thanks for bringing it here for the rest of us.