September 27, 2014: This article in Forbes is worth a read. It talks about how the “Internet of Things” should disappear from view and become a background service where all devices talk to each other seamlessly. That’s exactly what we do at BeHome247. The smart home is not one that’s a collection of pretty gadgets, each of which requires its own app. We view it as a hidden network that performs all its functions and is easily monitored from one software dashboard.
The photo above is from Wikimedia Commons via Justin14 and depicts an Apple Watch as imagined from the initial presentation at their September developers conference. Do you want something like this on your wrist bugging you when your toaster needs attention? I’ve recently been in meetings with individuals wearing smart watches. They are constantly looking at them because every incoming text, call or email gives them a wrist tingle. (I’m sure I’d do the same if were wearing such a device. It would be irresistible.) Looking at your watch used to be a symbol that it’s time for a meeting to conclude. Now it’s about to become a symbol that your face-to-face meeting never really starts. Don’t speak to me, send a text to my wrist!