Toothbrushes will go online and encourage you to buy new ones once their bristles wear out, according to Zach Nelson, CEO of software-as-a-service outfit NetSuite. Speaking at an event in Sydney today, Nelson occasionally suggested he and NetSuite's founders may be a candidate for consideration as a “genius visionary.” He wasn't …
Gods, I hope not...
Surely we as a species have enough spare mental capacity to work out when our toothbrushes and windscreen wipers require replacing, without having to be told so by a sensor running to a manufacturer's agenda?
I mean, yes, sensors where it counts, where components are hidden away, hard to check, and important - brake pads, for example. But toothbrushes and windscreen wipers? Truly this civilisation is doomed...
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