Technology has a tendency to over-promise, and under-deliver. Think about that for a moment.
Do you remember the phrase, “paperless society?” That was what computers at work were going to provide—a workplace where you didn’t need file cabinets and hanging folders to store/organize reams of paper and reports. Do any of you work at a place like that? I didn’t think so.
There’s a technology product called eero. eero delivers WiFi to your home. From the company’s website, they summarize their product.
eero is the world’s first home WiFi system. A set of three eeros covers the typical home. They work in perfect unison to deliver hyper-fast, super-stable WiFi to every square foot of your house. It’s simple to set up. Easy to manage. And gets better over time with new features and improved performance. Stream video, get work done, or swipe right in any room—not just next to your router. Finally, WiFi that actually works.
Immediately, you know eero is cooler than the average WiFi router and set-up—just check out the lower-case name. Why do techies hate capital letters so much?
What’s better is that having an eero (or three) is simple, gets better over time, and you’ll get work done (magically). Who wouldn’t want an eero?
They even have a feature to pause streaming video. Why would you want this?
Well, kids today are always telling mom or dad (in the case of the news story I saw, it was a pathetic dad figure), “just five more minutes,” while they plan on playing their video games for another hour. Dad, on the other hand—powerless as ever—just wants Junior and Janie to turn their device off and come to the table to wolf down some fast food he picked up on the way home from the office (the place where there’s no paper and life is perfect and balanced). Poor dad—he’s still holding on to the outdated notion that the nuclear family must spend a few minutes interacting as humans.
eero to the rescue! Just hit the pause button and after a few seconds (or a minute), a message flashes and the kids know that father knows best.
From their blog, I also learned about how wireless internet became the standard—in less than 50 years.
That’s exactly how technology works. Give it an inch and before long, it’s standard protocol.
We’re all becoming machines.