The "connected home" is the next frontier for Big Data, and soon our lives may be significantly impacted by the analytical firepower from the IoT. Would benefits outweigh the risks and how would you then feel if your fridge locks you out because your scales and wearables have sounded the warning signs?
Big Data is coming to a room near you, and it could well be the very room you are sitting in at the moment!
The “connected home” is the next frontier for Big Data, and with ever more sophisticated devices and faster broadband, the day may not be far away that our lives are significantly impacted by the analytical firepower from the Internet of Things.
Home security, energy management, domestic chores, entertainment and even health monitoring will be amongst the activities, which will be seamlessly integrated into our lives (whether we like it, or not). A vast network of inter-connected “smart” devices will share information in the background – your smart watch will inform your partner of your estimated arrival time, your bath will start running at exactly the right moment and the right temperature, and your smart plates will calculate exactly what food is on them and how many calories you will be consuming. You get the idea.
There are some potential serious issues with privacy here. If you find it disconcerting that your every move on the internet can be tracked, imagine the consequences of your home life being dissected.;
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