Image for post
Image for post
Photo by Somphop Nithipaichit / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

The first few generations of devices are still streaming. I’m thinking we’ll be hit soon with a waves of failing devices. The early Ring doorbells, the Nests, and Dropcams. Then there are the things are a little too close to a heat vent. Maybe there a few degrees warmer, or they’re in a sunny spot.

Eventually, their components will fail. Some adhesive will peel off somewhere. A pin will disconnect.

The tragedy is that with the exception of some small defect, these devices will work perfectly until their last day. The fix itself might be possible, if it were possible to actual fix the device.

Maybe in a few generation of devices, they’ll be meant to operate for a millennium. Glass and metal, no plastics, no wires, everything etched by laser.

Written by

Independent daily thoughts on all things future, voice technologies and AI. More at http://linkedin.com/in/grebler

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store