Very interesting concept there MC. Kudos for sticking your neck out and giving it a go!
This sphere of the so-called ‘Internet of things’ is primed to simply explode with gadgets that are ‘plugged in’ and accessible from the comfort of your own recliner. Some of these gagets are connected because it’s helpful, others because…well…because they can be (‘everything’ is better with ‘Bluetooth’). This connectivity comes with one massive consideration that I dearly hope you have pondered:
Is this device going to be digitally secure?
If this device becomes connected to and part of an individuals WiFi network, what provisions are in place to protect the integrity of the host network?
*Researchers/hackers have already shown the ease at which internet connected driverless cars can be switched off, patient medication infusers manipulated and even make a ‘Connected A.I.’ toy doll bypass language guard rails and start swearing at the child (sounds funny - it is…and it’s not). *This paragraph is parsed from a newspaper article in todays Sydney Morning Herald.
There is a myriad of usable, valuable information whizzing around a personal WiFi network AND there are people who want it. Badly.
It would be a huge shame if the key to all this info came via a connected hive.
Please don’t take this as someone down on your concept - I am not. If I bought one, however - I would want it digitally bombproof.