Connected homes will take longer to materialise than expected

The internet of things is materialising—but it won't transform our homes any time soon

  • But so far consumers have been largely resistant to making their homes “smart”.
  • It remains unclear what the economic model for the smart home will be,” says Andy Hobsbawm of Evrythng, an internet-of-things platform.
  • Some devices, such as smart smoke detectors, are in homes because insurance companies offer financial incentives for using them.
  • Technology will transform farmers’ lives in both the rich and the poor world
  • In various guises, information technology is taking over agriculture

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@TheEconomist: “The internet of things is materialising—but it won’t transform our homes any time soon”


Connected homes will take longer to materialise than expected


Connected homes will take longer to materialise than expected

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