The mainstream media has suddenly turned against the promised land of IOT-enabled future. Here's why they're wrong.
Wired magazine just launched the latest tirade about how the Internet of Things is losing luster among consumers. "It’s enough to make you wonder whether it’s time to scrap the whole idea of smart things and get back to basics. After all, having to get out of bed to turn the heat down or switch off the lights is the ultimate First World problem."
A similar critical story appeared in Forbes last week, and now there are "anti" IOT websites popping up, including one called "internet of useless things."
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