Internet of Things (IoT)
In the early 2000s, a car that could diagnose itself and send real-time data to the manufacturer or to emergency services seemed far-fetched. So was a home device that could play music or order virtually anything online based on your voice commands. Also on that list of “crazy” ideas: an alarm clock that could notify the coffee maker to start brewing your favorite coffee when you wake up or a smart lock that automatically unlocks when it detects the owner.
A couple weeks ago, we experienced a flooded kitchen here at Sundog due to a faulty dishwasher. What if the dishwasher could self-diagnose the issue before it happened and automatically schedule maintenance with a field technician? Sound like science fiction? Actually, it’s becoming the new reality. Technologies like this are already present in our day-to-day lives.
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