Connected objects: Simple buzzword or technological future?
Bluetooth speakers, heating and air conditioning system, alarm and security system, car radio… there are countless connected devices and gadgets in everyday life.
A real trend, this technology becomes inseparable from a so-called modern home. Do these objects represent the future or are they just a passing fad?
We must admit that connected objects make our lives much easier. With one click from your smartphone, you set the temperature of your home before you even get home.
It is even possible to program the lighting in all rooms to bring a cozy atmosphere and relax the atmosphere according to your mood. In short, this remote technology has been designed to optimize our comfort and allow us to keep control over our home and our property wherever we are.
… but accentuating the dependence on smartphones
However, such a practical technology also has its downsides. The use of connected objects only accentuates our dependence on smartphones.
Indeed, since the advent of social networks and applications on mobile devices, we are less and less able to separate ourselves from them. GPS, calculator, agenda, video games… smartphones can do anything, which makes them indispensable.
Connected objects only reinforce this dependence. It is from our mobile device that we control gadgets and devices remotely.
A technology of the future all the same
However, mobility seems to be the watchword for the future. Since the advent of smartphones, everything we do on a daily basis seems to revolve around our mobile devices.
As a result, it is a safe bet that modern objects, gadgets and other devices will be connected, which will facilitate their handling. Let’s just hope that it doesn’t encourage a sedentary lifestyle, since everything will be at hand without moving from where you are.
Our president talks about it
Jean-René Auger, our president, recently raised the subject. In particular, he addressed the issue of a healthy use of digital technology among young people in an article in La Presse.
Here is an excerpt:
“The subject is topical and caused a lot of reaction since it inevitably affects all of us, in a world where the majority of our daily interactions are linked to digital technologies. In recent weeks, the topic of the “right to disconnect” has resurfaced in the media, on the eve of the summer holiday period.”