Many comments here are missing the point of iOT. It's not about getting the appliances to talk. Heck, it's hard enough to get engineers to communicate with each other and these are the guys who will get appliances talking? I've been trying for years to get my fridge to just talk it out with the stove but they are both the strong, silent type.
To me the value of iOT is having a single remote control that covers all appliances that I care to control or monitor remotely. And yes, that includes using the remote to turn on or turn off the radio when I am watching TV as both use the same speakers.
@bk11, LOL. Actually, my mother-in-law was doing something similar (although she never owned two dishwashers. )She never put her dishes away from her dishwasher. Her dishwasher tunred into a permanent storage space and she rarely ran the machine!
@C VanDorne, thanks for your respond. No, I know exactly what you mean. And that's a good concept that builders and designers of IoT should keep in mind. Aftrer all, when we discuss "security" of data, what's often missing is: security in whose point of view?
@bk11: This one is easy to solve. remove some cabinets and install another diswasher or two. Leave the clean dishes in the dishwasher until you're ready to use them, then load the dirty ones in another washer. When that one gets full of dirty dishes, run it and use another washer for dirty dishes!
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