The connected home is going mainstream faster than anybody realizes

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In the US, at least, the “internet of things” is not the future any more, but the present. One in five adult American internet users already has a device at home that connects the physical environment to the internet, according to a Forrester Research report (paywall) out last week. As many as two-thirds would install such a device if it helps…

Mike Mitchell‘s insight:

Another cautionary tale: Just because you can measure something does not mean it is the right thing. Doctors have doubts about the efficacy of these devices. If they provide false security, they could do more harm than good. This is not to say they won’t be useful, just keep the expectations in check and correlate real to measured behavior carefully. 

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