IBM, United States, Director discussed on IoT Podcast – Internet of Things


Spanking new homes with loads of things embedded in it. We used to call it D'amoto in the nineties, and that kind of comes back to a bunch of people who met actually in the US on something called the smart house project in nineteen eighty seven and the point there was to say, oh, it's going to be like a thing by even IBM got involved and had something called the IBM director. So you could buy a home, and you could buy the retrofitting of your entire home with connectivity. Which at the time is absolutely not the web, as we know it now, but you know, the idea of kind of early internet early technologies in early applications of new technologies for your home to make your home life better, quote, unquote. What I found was that actually the definition of what makes a home better is exactly the same definition as fifty years ago, which is not too far away from the definition of one hundred years ago. So the story of how we talk about connectivity in the home hasn't changed. And then I was really shocked by. Okay. Yes. And I remember going into an IBM smart home in like two thousand four and they had like RFID interactions. I can kitchen counter that would interact with your food bags in your medicine, and it was crazy out there and kind of neat. But I was like how do we get this integrated into the home, which brings me to something you've written about in your book, which is the way that this sort of stuff? Creeps in is not the way the tech world tends to work it. Creeps in individually. Not as an entire system. Yeah. Absolutely. I think that there's something kind of quite fun and interesting about how technology giants tend to look at the home space as if it was a comprehensive system like, you know, it set a little bit. Like, I o t feel look at an image in Google of internet of things. It's always this mathematically comprehensible system of things that connect the things, and somehow there's trickle down effect between the one thing to then trigger other things because that system's diagram is so. Appealing mathematically in computational. And that's how we built against the web. But it's really not how we build homemaking and how we operate and think about our homes most of us want to turn the key in the morning to leave for work and not think about the house forevermore. But somehow, we are, you know, men to be buying products. That will make us think about the home all the time. Notifications all the time about the home space, which we were kind of hoping we're just leave behind and get on with our day and goes here, friends or go out or whatever it is. But now we have this kind of needy child that's part of a.

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