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Discussion:  The Japanese have invented a smart toilet.  By logging in to the app that accompanies the toilet, you can view water usage statistics, it can compute toilet water usage as a percent of your total bill, and it tracks how often and for what purpose the toilet was used.  The Satis can also sense when you are close, and lift either one or two of its lids in anticipation of your arrival.  Like to listen to music while using the toilet?  It has built in speakers, too, among many other features your regular toilet couldn’t even dream of.

Source:  Time Tech

Date:  December 17, 2012

Link:  http://techland.time.com/2012/12/17/android-controlled-toilet-makes-your-non-android-toilet-seem-like-a-throne-of-spikes-sandpaper-and-lameness/

Discussion Questions:

  • Why do consumers want these “smart” appliances, like this toilet, that can be controlled and viewed online?
  • What other household appliances could be made “smart”, and how would that benefit the consumer?

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