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I’ve always been intrigued by contemporary design and fashion, especially when they are minimalistic but powerful. With everyday objects like laptops and phones, they have quickly become perhaps most important buying criteria for customers who consider themselves as savvy.
I consider my home thermostats very fashionable, although they primarily live within the BaseN Platform as Spimes. I can see them through my phone or other browser, but I rarely access them. They perform their job of controlling room temperatures and humidities very well, using various inputs like CO2 levels, outside temperature gradients and past heating requirements.
Although visual perception is the primary human sense, being increasingly smart is now an equally important factor in everyday objects like cars, fridges or televisions. If computational functions are implemented using local logic and sensors only, they will remain confined and non-evolutionary – or even dumb.