Internet-of-things water bottle will inform you of your drinking habits


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/25/internet-of-things-water-bottl.html


#2

The phrase “…and you’re good to go” has become a sure indicator of rubbish.


#3

So we’re doomed as a species. Got it.


#4

Your faith in the Quantified Self is weak, my child. What sins are you trying to hide behind the impure veil of the subjective? What sins?!


#5

More importantly, how good is it at being an evil botnet?


#6

I think someone mistook WALL-E to be a how to video, not a commentary on what happens if we let machines do too much for us.


#7

I sense a challenging drinking game waiting to be played.


#8

At least half of these IoT devices seem like jokes. In this case, I’m pretty sure it was previously a joke that someone made.
In this case, I’m baffled as to what it’s actually for. Outside of a few medical conditions, it’s not like there’s a need to make sure you’re drinking enough water. It’s not like there’s an epidemic of people being dangerously under-hydrated. In fact, from what I’ve read, it’s more the case that there’s an epidemic of people who think, erroneously that there’s an epidemic of people being dangerously under-hydrated. But even this isn’t particularly serious, except in the rare cases of athletes who go overboard in unnecessarily guzzling liquids at every opportunity. It seems like the function of this device could be summed up with: Drink when you feel thirsty. Are you thirsty? Well there you go, then.


#9

No it won’t.

It will inform you of your water drinking habits. Many adults enjoy non-water beverages as well. And therein lies the secret of stopping the hackers: gin! Indeed the veritable secret of freedom itself!


#10

Today you drank some water.


#11

You laugh now, but once we upload our minds into the cyberhive, this’ll be what keeps us hydrated.


#12

purity of essence


#13

Where is my wifi enabled zipper that reminds me via text my fly is down?


#14

immediately fills bottle with vodka


#15

#16

It’s too bad that the name is simple, descriptive; and not wildly annoying.

Surely “flow.ly” or 'watr" or something similarly awful would be worth at least an extra hundred million on the next VC round?


#17

“Waterroo” takes the guess work out trying to figure out when you need to take a drink of water. Our patented Genuine Water Pouches guarantee that you will only enjoy the freshest artisanal water. It’s the smartest water there is!


#18

Oh man, I know one of the creators. Good guy, but this gives me a sort of me-too vibe; like if he wants to be taken seriously in the Seattle scene he’s gotta be on the ground floor of some startup like this.


#19

I’ve moved to a new area and I’m using my GPS to find my way around. Unfortuantly I think it’s making me stupid as I’ve been here for a couple of weeks and have no idea how to get around with out. My point is that relying on these devices makes us stupid.


#20

This is BB. Pretty sure they need to make a flask or a pint or wine glass if they want more to generate REAL interest.