A pointless exercise?
Well, others have criticised the choice of an x86 CPU already, so I guess there's no need for me to do so, the point has been made.
Have Intel been living under a rock this past month? Why on earth would I want to be able to control my washing machine from another part of the house?
Okay, perhaps the idea is to be able to control it over the Internet, yes? More plausible, I suppose they'll be making clothes that can be remote controlled too, so that my shirts and trousers get up, walk downstairs and put themselves in the washing machine.
That should be fun. "What could *possibly* go wrong?!" as Keith Packard would say.
But wait, I've got, for now, a single public IPv4 address. And a router with only 65536 ports. How were they going to do this again? We're supposed to beg and grovel to IANA for a /8 so we don't have to carry our clothes to the washing machine? Too late.
I guess they could implement IPv6 for this. Yes, we have a whole /56 here … via a tunnel though, since our ISP is stuck thinking RFC791 is state-of-the-art. There is only one consumer ISP in Australia that I know offers IPv6 to its customers, with a second rumoured to start offering it.
If this is what they're planning for our consumer goods, I wonder how they're going to handle being stuck behind a few layers of carrier NAT?
Never mind that the exercise is pointless anyway.