63- The world is a shopping interface
which join Brother, Whirlpool and Brita on the project’s roster of collaborators.
The crude button is becoming passé elsewhere—new devices will be totally intuitive and connected to smartphones, to monitor anything from pet food to printer ink levels, and order when supplies at home or in the office run low. Target’s new Open House outlet, a celebration of the Internet of Things, invites visitors to experience a world of connected devices, from lightbulbs and sprinklers to baby monitors that automatically generate soothing sounds when the baby cries.
“The Internet of Things has huge potential for retailers like us—end- to-end retailers who offer electrical goods, supermarket goods, and services like the internet,” says innovation manager at John Lewis in the UK. “There’s a huge opportunity to connect products with service.”