Are internet connected appliances really a good idea?
I question the idea of having appliances connected to the internet. Do you really want your toaster to update latest windows security packs? And talk to the 'fridge?
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An internet connected stove would terrify me! What if it gets a virus, or hacked, or whatever and turns itself on for pizza whilst we are away on vacation?
With that it isn't integrated into fridge and in 5 years I can use a better Ipad for the task and not worry about a integrated screen which would probably not support newer/better devices as form factors change and new stuff tech stuff rolls out.
The lifespan of a internet gizmo is about 5 years...before it's junk. Why oh why would I even want to operate my washing machine from my iPhone? I rue the day when our 30 year old washing machine goes belly up. I like the mechanical dials which don't fry when there's a power surge.
Our dishwasher has a touchpad and logic board which would have cost 280 dollars to replace if we hadn't traced the problem to bad thermal fuse on the board and plugged in a new for for 30 bucks. Which was still over priced for a fuse IMHO.
When food becomes like a 'stock market' with home devices reporting expected demand and even shortages being created to maximize profits. (which we already see but without that level of reporting future demand at a home level). Small farmers would be at risk and consumers would end up paying higher prices for a 'just in time' supply line---so nothing would be sale as it would already be 'sold' before it hits the trucks. If there's a way for corporations to abuse or rigg the system to their advantage, they'll take it.
So, if you get one of those things---you might want to take a weekend or four to read the 800 page End-User-Agreement about what info gets reported and to whom.