Last time, I spoke of the ongoing arms race between bacteria and…well…everything. It’s an arms race I think we may be losing.
Today I want to talk about another, similar technological arms race. This time, it’s between cloud technology developers and obsolescence or even hackers. It’s about how we need to carefully weigh the cost and benefits of using the latest technology in our homes.
Home Controllers in Isolation
I lived in a house for nearly 10 years but it been partially wired for X10 home automation technology by a previous owner. Never heard of it? In its earliest stages, it was a nerd thing that never really made it—a way to control your home environment from a computer. In those days, we used dial-up to connect to the Internet, and even houses with cable seldom left their computers on 24-7. Continue reading