A small computer can be embedded in an object and can interact with you and other objects. The extension of such interaction mechanism through the Internet has given rise to the idea of the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things opens a new world to us. What kind of applications, beyond the ubiquitous automated greenhouse, can we think of?
Ever wanted to slouch on the couch and enjoy a movie? I guessed so.
But being a couch potato is not as easy as it might sound… there are so many activities to perform before you can actually sit back and relax. You have to get something to eat, block phone calls, dim the lights, start a movie… it’s a pretty hard job. Every now and then one of your companions could even get as far as asking you to go get a beer from the fridge. Seems daunting, doesn’t it?
Wouldn’t it be terrific if you could manage all this stuff with a press of a button? Better yet, with a press of THE button?
Well it just so happens you can. Netflix, alongside with a video that shows the button in action, has also published all the instructions you need to make your own. Everything is explained, so you’re free to introduce variations. A different remote? Cool. More domotics? There you go. Persuading the delivery boy to leave you pizza without paying? We’re still working on this, sorry.
Read all about it here: The Switch.