On the Industrial Internet website, a look at Tom Coastes, a "San Francisco-based product designer who is obsessed with the benefits of interconnected machines" that has, "using sensors and networked services," given his house a voice.
Most of my lights in my house are currently plugged into WeMo switches. I can turn them on and off via an iPhone app. Later this year theyre also doing proper light switches that you can mount on walls, and I will definitely be buying a few of those. WeMo like many other bits of equipment that I use connects up with IFTTT.com, a rules-based online service that hooks services up together. If I turn the lights on, then WeMo sends a ping to IFTTT. They, in turn, then post a tweet on my behalf. Its a little fiddly to set up but no more than editing Facebooks privacy settings. Its just about within the reach of a normal human.
I also have a WeMo motion sensor in my sitting room that looks for movement. When it notices some movement, it posts an @-reply to me on Twitter, so I get notified wherever I am pretty much immediately. It asks me if Im in the Sitting Room. I often find myself replying to the house. It feels rude not to.
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