Re: The IoST (Internet of Shared Things)
I was precisely thinking of The Jetsons when reading your article. :)
" ... the system of systems that runs our lives will automatically know our tastes and desires based on analysis of various data about us."
Well, I don't consider myself lazy, but as the available time when I am awake is so limited and I can't sleep less than what I sleep I have to prioritize how to use my time. This means that programming things is rarely a top priority. Maybe it should be? :/
So, for this reason, having a system of systems running my life and programming everything for me sounds like heaven. :D Think of this:
You program only one thing: The device that wakes you up, or, in my case, the time when you want to start your day. When that device goes off it tells your coffee or tea maker to start. There is a kitchen AI making your beakfast, your shower starts so when you step into it it's all nice and warm, etc. So, your day flows beautifully and you can spend your time doing what no one -yet- can do for your: Your brain work, your creations, your research, your writing. :)
Of course, all this brings us to see the importance of ethical and efficent data collection, good use and analysis of that data, and its useful applications in both consumer and enterprise worlds.
As for the best drummer discussion, probably the one who is right is the one who thinks Ringo Star was. :D
"I'm disappointed we're not farther along than we already are on the consumer front--I remember hearing about all these great ideas at the Consumer Electronics Show many many moons ago ... "
Indeed. I am disappointed, too. I want to experience all the wonderful technology we are discussing in my life time.
Oops. Sorry for the long comment. This article was really inspiring and I love all the discussing around the IoT. :)
I do hope that near(ish) future is soon enough.