New tech: useful innovation or unnecessary gedunkery?
Lynn isn’t down with these new tech connected appliances, but I want the fridge. Problem is that it is an LG and I’ve heard from several folks that LG just doesn’t make quality stuff. But come on! A way to check if I have milk or have the eggs I need for a recipe I want to make while I’m at the grocery store (home of 99% of my impulse buys)? That just rocks! Could I look the night before? Well, sure. But I’m just not that organized any more.
I’m probably not that organized because more and more tech like this keeps coming out and making it where I don’t have to be organized to function. It’s probably not good for my future survival in a post-pockyclyptic world either. But I still want the fridge. And maybe the oven that doubles as a fridge till I tell it to cook what’s inside. Hope the cats don’t figure out how to open the oven door…
No, I don’t need to surf the net from my fridge or my oven. While the net on my bathroom mirror is a very future thing, I totally don’t need to get online in the throne room. Some people already spend way too much time in there as it is…I can see the use for an audio broadcast while in the shower or something. That’s no different than the waterproof radios they already sell so folks can get their morning news and get ready for work at the same time – thereby enabling them to sleep in longer – booyah!
Lots of the stuff is just gadgetry for the sake of “we can do this, look how cool it is!” But things like the fridge/oven is, to me anyway, the next logical step after the stoves that you can program to go on and off at certain times. It can be done with a crockpot, but I don’t always want my roast to be shreddable. I was just thinking that last night, in fact, as I contemplated how long it would take for dinner to be ready this evening if I didn’t put the pork roast in the crockpot in the morning but instead roasted it in the oven starting after I got home.