And you all knew this SIXTY YEARS AGO, as this picture proves beyond any reasonable doubt:
Amazon is now selling… something right out of a Sci-Fi movie. Nah, even better:
There is a good article at Medium about “Ethical Electronics”, that is the need for a MUCH more environmentally responsible design of the Internet of Things (IoT). The most relevant parts, which say everything but one thing, are these:
- “Blockchain-powered smart cities are more attainable than people imagine”, says this article. Cool. But so is … global warming, and many other things, both good and bad. Any answer to a question like the title of that article, that is “Can an entire city run on the blockchain?” has very little value if it doesn’t come together with serious answers to “Would it be good to run an entire city on the blockchain?
One month ago I visited Trivandrum. It was a wonderful experience, in which I learned, or found confirmations of, a lot of good things about India. I also noticed one thing that made me a bit sad, though.
Every object, no matter how ordinary, can become smart and thus bring your life to whole new levels of joy and awareness. I just found two more proofs of this truth. Look at this smart water bottle, for example:
Vedant Desai is a “Smart Fifth Grader Football Player” who just invented a “Light Saver” device that is “guaranteed to save you energy” because it “reminds you to turn off your light before you leave your room”. I would like to congratulate Vedant for his skills and creativity, but I also have a suggestion for him (and for LittleBits):
Internet of Things. Smart homes. Smart appliances. Smart everything. How smart is the result?