January 18, 2014
Why would anyone want their refrigerator
to have an internet connection?
Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Computers at
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And I think the question zooms out to ask 'Why would anyone want to have their house connected to the internet for remote locking/control purposes?'
Posted by: Tom Tjarks at January 18, 2014 11:42 AM (T5fuR)
Well, for the house, I imagine it would be useful for monitoring the smart house functionality. If you realize you forgot to turn down the thermostat after leaving for a trip, you can do so from any connected computer. If a relative needs to get in while your away, they call you, you log in, click "open door", etc.
My two responses:
1. While smart houses are a nice idea, nothing remote access can get you is worth exposing your house controls to the greater internet. Maybe after someone comes up with a way to ( relatively ) hack proof them. Otherwise, its bait for thieves and vandals.
2. Why the hell would you need a smart fridge, anyway? What possible useful feature would this provide?
Posted by: metaphysician at January 18, 2014 12:57 PM (3GCAl)
One of my co-workers uses his smart thermostat to override the energy-consumption decisions his wife and kids make when he's not home.
Posted by: J Greely at January 18, 2014 01:48 PM (7CyNp)
Obviously the internet connection is so you can make instant blog posts
when you have one of your "refrigerator moments" about an anime you just
Posted by: Siergen at January 18, 2014 05:19 PM (c2+vA)
Beat me by 15 minutes that that one!
Posted by: Mauser at January 18, 2014 05:36 PM (TJ7ih)
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