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 🤷‍♀️🤖

@garbados

<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

Heck, one could even calibrate the human-readable thermometer:

* Cold
* Meh warm
* Warm
* Nice n' hot
* Piping hot!
* Fucking hot don't touch this sucker!

@tricoteur yeah but what if i want to tweet "my coffee is getting cold" but i don't care enough to do it myself? that's truly what the IoT mug is for

@garbados Geebus. I think you are right.

"I have outsourced my life to several random scripts mostly managed by Amazon, Google, and Apple. I just discovered a task on my reminder list to make sure my body is eliminated after the assassination."

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@tricoteur i am losing my shit at that reminder list bit o h m y g o d

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