As the age of the “Internet of Things” dawns, a medley of software is emerging that makes controlling devices and mechanisms close to effortless, PandoDaily’s James Robinson writes.

For example, the smart home device Nest, which Google recently acquired for $3.2 billion, allows users to control thermostats and smoke detectors remotely.

But the proliferation of such technology could also cultivate a blinkered approach to tasks that may have undesirable consequences.

“The ‘Internet of Things’ can give us new remote capabilities and securities or it can be focused on endorsing laziness,” Robinson writes.

Source: PandoDaily

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