While I love the notion that eateries will automatically be warned of my tree-nut allergies, I’m less enthused about them knowing my salary or how much cash I typically drop at dinner. Restaurants have always doled out preferential treatment to the “best” customers—but now, they’ll be able to brand them with a specific dollar sign the second they walk in the door.
These days there is no shortage of technology designed for the older generation - from hearing aids that use GPS data to work out where the wearer is located and adjust volume accordingly, to Toyota robots that can carry the elderly around, and wireless sensors on mats that can alert relatives if someone stops moving around the house.
But do older people want any of this when many have not got to grips with the more basic technology most of the younger generation take for granted?
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Type 2 worker was willing to break some rules, becoming an outcast and going hungry for an indeterminate period of time to create an automated stream of wealth for the village. Worker 1 expects to "get paid" this value by performing "skills" or "tasks". The basis of this line of reasoning doesn't yield the desired results. The key difference is risk taking with no guarantees.
Angle and iRobot aren’t interesting in building an OS for the home. Let the big dogs do that. “The big home automation players will be Google and Apple, and I don’t see how anyone else is going to compete with them,” he says. However, these in-home maps are intended to become a crucial cross-platform piece of the puzzle. Angle describes the maps and their potential use cases as “the context engine that drives the intent” for future in-home automation.
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