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Re: [opensuse] ipv6 - the "Tipping Point"
On 05/26/2016 08:38 AM, Per Jessen wrote:
Anton Aylward wrote:

While the points James make are, technically, correct, the "veryyyyy"
slow adoption tells me that those are not relevant to the tipping
point. The utility of IoT is going to be it. The address space
requirements of IoT will necessitate it,

That is certainly a possibility, although today to the great unwashed,
the IoT and IPv6 are about equally remote :-)

Yes, indeed, just like portable phones and fitness trackers and electric
car, and just like automatic dishwasher and refrigerators were to out
grandparents (or parents in the case of some of us Whitebeards).

IoT will be a consumer/mass-market matter.

There are going to be other impediments, like size and power
requirement of sensors and actuators, but that's another matter.

Whatever the IoT device is, is has to be just an appliance, like the
fridge and the dishwasher. Buy one, have it delivered and installed,
then turn on. Much more than that, e.g. just a simple thing such as
configuration of a fixed IPv6 address, and it'll quickly grind to a

I don't think so.
There's a market for a per-room temperature sensor that adjust the
per-room heating vents on the forced air central hearing (or air
conditioner) rather than the - at present - single sensor in one room
and uncontrolled vents [or baseboard heaters or whatever]. It will e
sold on the basis of energy efficiency as well as home comfort and
convenience. Do some research; its already started.

Then there's the [also in the name of energy efficiency] motion and
thermal presence sensors that detect of no-one is in the room and turn
the lists off.

And so it goes.

Not all these sensors will be connected or easily connected to the mains

This site/thread discusses many of the issues and gives some good
engineering examples

A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?

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