When our lamps are constantly telling us they’ve been left on and doors incessantly update us when they’ve been unlocked, we will get bombarded with information. While that info at times is quite useful, it has the potential to become just a stream of noise. By telling us everything about our homes, cars and appliances the Internet of things may wind up telling nothing at all.
“I still want to be in control, but I don’t need every piece of information,” Anneroth said. “The Internet of things needs to keep me in the loop but not all of the time.”