the parallel universe in which “internet of things” referred to the broad availability of cheap, generic, user-friendly sensors divorced from specific use-cases. ex: instead of a “smart mug” whose function is deeply compromised by the presence of built-in sensors that feed data to the vendor before granting it to you, you pick up a waterproof heat sensor and pop it into a reusable teabag 🤷‍♀️🤖


<imagines brewing just the heat sensor> An Iotea.

Also, isn't this just a machine-readable thermometer stuck in the cup, which talks to something, which tells you what a human-readable thermometer stuck in a cup does without the middle-person/thing?

@garbados An IoT mug would be useful for automagically quipping !coffee when it detects hot liquid
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