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nasimson
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4/3/2015 | 1:08:31 PM
Re: The Future
@Gary @Susan: The popcorn example reminds me of the dotcom bomb. Without concrete business models and products derived from diabiity instead of need and usability, are we heading towards an IoT bomb?
batye
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4/2/2015 | 1:38:31 AM
Re: The "i" in IoT
@nasimson, from my point of view... I still worry about security... or who is having access to this data on internet... 
batye
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4/2/2015 | 1:37:05 AM
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@Gary_EL, this days everything is on social media and everyone is a king for a second... how I see it... sad reality...
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4/2/2015 | 1:34:27 AM
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@TerryB, interesting point... I would have to agree as this days everyone trying to save.... in my days we use to say if you are smart - why you are not rich...
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4/1/2015 | 9:37:32 AM
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I just question who is really pushing this, Susan, IoT is obviously good for the companies who are in the business of network enabling what used to be simple hardware. That obviously raises the cost component of that hardware. As a consumer, do I personally want to even pay $10 more for my fridge so I can download a free app on my phone to check my intenal temperature?

I get your point, some people might consider that a reason to buy that particular fridge, thus justifying the idea. I'm OK with that as long I have choice to buy a fridge without that feature and save $10 bucks. My fear is this will become something like airline baggage fees, everyone will jump on board for the revenue. You might say "Southwest Airlines" doesn't. But good luck getting a Southwest flight to Green Bay where I live. The truth here is, you fly from here, you pay baggage fees.

Cloud is a similar example. Ask any anybody in the business of providing cloud service and it's the greatest thing since white bread. Even though, at it's core, it's really no different than what they called Timesharing back in the mainframe days. Paying rent instead buying. As I've said before in a comment, if that was such a great idea for EVERYONE, why does anyone own a home?
Susan Fourtané
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4/1/2015 | 4:41:04 AM
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Gary, if you have a look at Thomas C's latest article published yesterday about Amazon's new buy button you will see how IoT is fast penetrating the consumers' sphere and how Amazon's Dash Button could help you ordering more popcorn by just pressing a button, getting it delivered by an Amazon's drone and then your popcorn machine can do its job getting the popcorn ready after you have ordered it through your smartphone on your way home on Friday evening. Everything ready and set for your movie evening. :D What about that? I love it already. :) -Susan
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4/1/2015 | 2:38:42 AM
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It's just that the IOT stuff that industry is doing seems so much more compelling, like getting the very last erg of energy out of every gallon of oil we burn, and making sure that the pollution is kept to a minimum. But, if my popcorn machine gets to tell its story online and it goes viral, I get the revenue from the ad clicks.
Susan Fourtané
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3/31/2015 | 11:18:16 PM
Re: The "i" in IoT
Terry, I was thinking about hwt ayou said. You not always have to do something just because you can do it. But if you don't try and do it you will never know what results you could have. Usually the ones who succeed are the ones who dare to take risks because they know there is 50% chances taking the risk will lead them to succees, and that's enough for trying to do something new. -Susan
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3/31/2015 | 11:11:04 PM
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Gary, commercial, industrial, automotive, agricultural applications for IoT are already out there. Early adopters are giving good feedback so far, as far as I know. But it's not industries and business, it's consumers also who will see the IoT revolution. One day you may tell me here that your popcorn machine is great. :) -Susan
Susan Fourtané
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3/31/2015 | 11:03:02 PM
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tzubair, I agree with y ou. I also thimnk the fact that IBM has vreated a specialized IoT business unit will contribute to make others see that there is a future here and doing it well it can work well. Some people are afarid of new technologies at the beginning. -Susan
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