The Internet Of Very Pointless Things

IOT Joy Of Tech

A report in 2014 by Nielson revealed that 1% surveyed (from a base of 2000 respondents) felt strongly that the smart products they’ve seen or heard about have just been gimmicky, and companies need to work harder to make these products relevant to their lives, and that 58% felt strongly that they won’t upgrade to smart products unless they offer real value and not just novelty.

Brilliant piece from Forbes, where Theo Priestly explains how the popular Internet of Things is, at the moment, mostly a gimmick.

Different standards, no interoperability, and above all, no real value for consumers seem to be tough obstacles. Not to mention security risks.

I, for one, this future world of connected devices seems promising, but these devices have to prove one thing first: that they are not pointless, useless little machines.

Source: Consumers Prepare For An Internet Of Very Pointless Things – Forbes

Javier Pastor is a technology journalist that has been writing about tech since 1999. He started writing for PC Actual in Spain, the leading printed magazine in the country, and in 2006 started to write online. First as the Chief Editor for The Inquirer ES, and after that for MuyComputer until 2013. That year he became senior editor at Xataka, the leading tech news website in Spanish with over 5M uniques/month (Aug'15, comScore). Xataka is part of Weblogs SL, a blog network that gets over 40M uniques/month and that has a wide catalog of publications in Spanish. The Unshut is his new venture and allows him to express his opinions and thoughts on everything touched by technology, and follows what he has been doing at Incognitosis, his personal blog, since 2005.