Re: Too complicated
Totally agree with this one - employ a human.
* Less hassle to run.
* Will interact with far wider range of different products.
* Takes voice commands - both local (shout) and remote (phone).
* No special tags needed on the products.
* Has special sensors like "smell" available to tell when the milk is off.
* Will handle Asda and the Farmer's Market to the same quality level.
* Knows when nipping to local shop for a pint of milk it more sensible than ordering online to be delivered by diesel burning lorry.
* Can handle cupboards as well as fridge.
* Will be multi-tasking so can actually cook the food for you as well instead of needing to buy a special Cooker, Bin, Sink, Plate.
* Will not become obsolete (see Smart TV features)
* Will not burn lots of excess electricity. In fact, will still operate during a power cut.
* Will not have advertising screens plastered over the front telling you what to buy.
List could go on an on... technology is not always the answer. Look at our "Smart TVs". Now, I like my Smart TV. I use features like iPlayer, YouTube, DLNA, etc. But there are umpteen gazillion extra "features" and "apps" that are just clutter and of no use. And even the apps I do use get "upgraded" and loose features (I'm looking at you iPlayer - where did my radio go?)
My last fridge lasted 20 years. How long will a Smart Fridge last before I have to replace it with something new? We spend our time talking about "saving the planet" and "going green" yet we are making more and more pointless tech for the sake of making pointless tech to burn up resources.