I'll keep my dumb home

The "smart home" movement is hailed as a great advancement in using technology to make our lives easier. The price we pay for such convenience is the risk of more things going wrong.

Take the latest innovation in which "smart locks" will power themselves entirely through your cell phone. This is the last thing that I want. I'll keep my dumb locks, thank you very much. There are way too many things that can go wrong with a lock that is controlled by a cell phone.

Does anyone pause to consider whether we need products like this? The top priority should be security. Is this "smart lock" more secure than a traditional lock that uses a key or combination? 

The same with a refrigerator that is connected to the internet. Why do we need this, exactly? Adding internet to a refrigerator is just one more thing that can go wrong or, worse, get hacked.

It's convenient to speak a request aloud and have every fancy of yours satisfied. Who is listening on the other end? Think about that the next time you are using Alexa. At least Apple purports to have more privacy protection for Siri, but I don't use her either.

I'm not a Luddite, but where the home is concerned, I'll keep it nice and dumb and secure.
You won’t keep this stand in 2032 ;)

I share the same sentiments, I just had to make that joke 😁
2022-07-22 22:33:52
If anything, I will double down on it. I will not fall for false signs and wonders. 
2022-07-23 13:48:13
I share your stances -- especially with the key lol -- but i also share the stance Seun points out.

Eventually things will just come normalized as 
and you won't even notice so probably by then.
2022-07-26 14:32:21
I believe it's because convenience wins. Sometimes people will not want to fuss over whether they left the garage door open or if they left the fridge not closed before going on vacation. little things like that.

even if the probabilities are low people will make decisions based on them.
2022-07-26 14:33:26