About 10 years ago or so I bought a new washing machine. I ended up purchasing an LG and had the option - for an additional 400UKP as I recall - to have a web-enabled washing machine. It was exactly the same as the one I ended up buying, but could be networked and accessed remotely.
The Internet of Things started being offered to us a while ago in some ways, but honestly there has to be a good reason to IP-enable a product. In the case of my washing machine it was a totally pointless (and horribly expensive) upgrade option. All I would have been able to do with this super duper machine is to see where it was in the cycle, and to start and stop the machine. This seems pointless to me, as unless I had already loaded the machine and put detergent in, starting it would be nonsensical, and I would have just hit GO when I was standing in front of it.
Oh look, the cycle has only 20 minutes left! But I'm at work and won't be home for 6 hours. So what? Unless there's a "get clothing out and move it to the dryer" button, I just don't get it.
Let's not make an Internet of Pointless Things, right?