Ever imagined where Internet of Things is going in the long run?
To capitalize on the fortune trove of “It’s all about you” the information gathered over the long haul, so says a post on Internet in regards to the “dirty secret” of the Internet of Things.
An organization can offer such a variety of gadgets despite everything it needs to profit from, so the article proposes the “evil” motivation behind why companies are so interested in making your house smart, by connecting each and every other thing. The first thing that comes to our brains is that the sole idea behind connecting framework is to collect user data and turn it into small profits.
If its about small profits, then why make such a fuss; you might ask? Imagine many small companies making small profits in numerous sectors. Won’t that be a revolutionary change with a change in the products, accordingly? For example, if your Google search contains a question searched like, “What kind of music to listen while having sex?”, a company far away might end up manufacturing a music device that is suitable for it.
The dark side of the Internet of the Things is probably best demonstrated in a person’s Twitter account with an username ‘Internet of Shit’. Amusingly, he’s a software Engineer working in Europe. You’ve definitely seen IoT devices that appear like a joke which makes you ask why on the planet anybody thought they should invent such a device. While not all the tweets are actually genuine and many are sarcastic, however most of them will give you an alarm about the smart devices.
And that's when our smart devices learned to blackmail us pic.twitter.com/Y7WEf9Cn7g
— Internet of Shit (@internetofshit) August 18, 2015
“If Nest wanted to increase profits, it could sell your home’s environment data to advertisers. Too cold? Amazon ads for blankets. Too hot? A banner ad for an air conditioner. Too humid? Dehumidifiers up on your Facebook.”