Consumers Prepare For An Internet Of Very Pointless Things

This time last year Gartner said that by 2022 a typical family home, in a mature affluent market, could contain several hundred smart objects by 2022. Several hundred. Thinking over this for a moment you can pinpoint a few of the usual suspects and brands already that may grace a home in 2015; for example a couple of smart TVs, a smattering of Sonos speakers for multi-room musical enjoyment, a Nest thermostat, consoles, tablets, and so forth.

Smart domestic product categories are manifold and range from media and entertainment, such as consoles and TVs, to appliances, such as cookers and washing machines, to transport technologies, security and environmental controls, and healthcare and fitness equipment. – Gartner

But if we examine the market as it is today apathy is rife because the current trend by OEM companies is to “stick a chip in it” in order to connect it to the internet, without any real value to the consumer. In fact, the only ones getting excited by the Internet of Things are the vendors.
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