There's an example of such a system for coal mining, to provide for reclamation and clean-up should the mining company leave behind a wasteland.For internet-connected appliances
, "reclamation" can entail work by non-profit foundations to maintain the code for abandoned products., creating an "island of misfit toys." in the parlance of the famed 1964 Rankin/Bass stop-motion Christmas special.
Many mundane purchases of everyday essentials will be automated through Internet-connected appliances
and other such tools, making physical shopping more of a social and leisure experience.
A significant (https://blog.checkpoint.com/2017/10/26/homehack-how-hackers-could-have-taken-control-of-lgs-iot-home-appliances/) security flaw in a mobile app made by LG would have allowed hackers to hijack a litany of internet-connected appliances
manufactured by the company and spy on individuals through the devices.
In most instances, a person's smartphone will serve as a remote for controlling all the Internet-connected appliances
. The smartphones can also be used to receive notifications about what's happening in the house.
The controlling Lee family is trying to reinvent Samsung as a purveyor of Internet-connected appliances
to grab share of a market that may be worth $7.1 trillion by 2020.
Working with key semiconductor providers, original equipment manufacturers (OEM's) and operators, Red Hat is focused on bringing to market embedded platforms that are deployed and managed with customisable and scalable Internet-based services that improve the reliability, security and performance of Internet-connected appliances
As internet-connected appliances
, thermostats, home-security and entertainment systems become more sophisticated, people need help in person to figure out how to install them, connect them to other gadgets in the home and get educated on how and why they should stitch them into their domestic routines.
Household brands like Whirlpool, Samsung and Bosch are racing against tech behemoths like Google and Amazon to dominate the kitchen with internet-connected appliances
and cooking gadgets that include refrigerators embedded with touchscreens, smart dishwashers and connected countertop screens with artificially intelligent assistants that react to spoken commands.