Is Dumb the New Smart?

Originally published in IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine as DOI: 10.1109/MCE.2014.2361397

There is a disturbing trend these days to call everything “smart.” We have smart grids for power, smart homes and smart cities in which to live, and smartphones that can do so much more than just make phone calls. And further growth in smartness is promised all around. New smart watches and smart bands will evaluate our biological status and even our emotional state. Smart things will sense the environment and communicate with one another to establish and satisfy our needs. Continue reading “Is Dumb the New Smart?”