There will be a sizeable pushback from companies offering the ‘as a service’ IOT devices. They need the data for revenue.
On the plus side, introducing the kill switch soon might force better business models to the succeed ahead of data harvesting.
This becomes harder in a world filling up with smart objects that replace human interaction — automated checkouts, autonomous cars and taxis, all manner of connected home devices like Alexa etc.
Do you think that the design process for these devices mirrors online design?
Is there a need for specific design ethics to address the data / real-world status of the devices? Consumers will be delighted by tracking 10,000 steps but those steps are in themselves potentially valuable data which seems different in status to…
Thanks Reg. The road analogy is interesting and I didn’t consider it in the original writing. I think you are correct to point out that we do allow our behaviour to be modified in order to ensure the system works effectively whether it is agreeing on which side of the road we drive on, the meaning of the colour of signal lights or allowing induction…
Interesting to hear how you used the short course/boot camp process. Im looking at something similar and it’s good to know that if you go beyond the classes it can work out well instead of committing to a masters programme.
The perpetual motion required to keep a business going are more intense than those needed to get it off the ground. No doubt about it.
As time progresses, we are likely to falter more often in keeping up the constant motion required, making failure an increased likelihood.
Good points and many I agree with.
I’ve wondered about this too. We know that valuations for bricks and mortar retailers have plummeted in the past decade and Amazon has exploded.
Physical retail is capital intensive and it is being disrupted hugely. Pack em high and sell em cheap will slowly be…
I also found this incredibly insightful on Trump’s use of Facebook, it was certainly more coherent and sophisticated than credited for.