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Smarting off

Another day of “smart” announcements.  Major industry players announce smart grid technology to manage energy more effectively.  Other IT companies boast of work they are doing on smart cars to ease transportation worries.  Still others are focused on smart manufacturing systems.

Did none of these marketing geniuses see The Terminator?  Hello, McFly?  Skynet?

I like the idea of smarter people being provided with more flexible solutions, but I’m a bit leery of devices determining what I need.   How can a machine or a network decide what I want?

I don’t want a smarter car.  I have enough problems with backseat drivers.

Now we have smart green technology.  How long before the smart green network figures out that humans are the problem and flips the off switch on us?

What do you think?  Good marketing or scary technology?

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