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asgs114575yBlockchain for an automation project?
@asgs most I just don't know where to start. seems like when you don't k ow where to start, you just say "let's use blockchain" get a Kickstarter, raise half a million and then never deliver.
now's as good a time as any to start that cycle:
ahemm... "all this will be possible because of advance BLOCKCHAIN technology."
BadFox23585yYou want to make artificial general intelligence.
I've been thinking of doing this for my place. Mostly just so i can have music/Netflix follow me through speakers in the bathroom/shower.
But then I remembered how bad I am at soldering..
Some of that is already doable. With Alexa you can make routines triggered by time, buttons, other devices or your own command. It is probably possible to code something that when triggered turns on Tv, starts Netflix, starts computer with atom and time tracking. You should have a tv that can be remotely turned on or the fire tv and Wake-on-Lan.
On Linux it's probably possible. On Windows with autologin and autostart it should be possible.
With smart speakers and smart devices, if you know how to script it you already can do most of what you said atleast with Alexa. (With Siri and Apple Home certified devices it should also be possible, Google Home not sure). Oh, of course you have to live in a supported country.
cannonau1965yHow about getting an assistant who agrees to being called "Computer!"
cannonau1965ySeriously though, I have to say I am too lazy even for all of this. I like drawing the blinds when I get tired of the sun and pressing a physical button to stop the music when I want to. I don't want to go looking through my phone when I have the device I want to deal with right in front of me. I think this is one of the (few?) things Apple got right: making people feel in control. All those 26pt pink font editors and swiping gestures do make you feel in control, and that's a good thing.
Where I live, we have a metro train and for some reason it always takes the doors a few seconds longer to open than you would expect. This annoys people to no end, although there is probably some very good reason why it works this way (there better is).
My point is, I have seen a lot of automation efforts result in taking control away from the user for "convenience", resulting in the user sometimes having to wait for the technology to zip up its pants. As long as that doesn't happen, I'm all for it.
@cannonau I fully agree. sometimes I get too lazy to push a physical button, much less unlock my phone, open an app, click a menu, gahhhhhh! that's actually my point.
things should just know, maybe even before I do, that I want the blinds closed. it should happen without a click or voice command. almost magically. and without lag.
obviously the buttons and good old fashing blinds pulleys would be there if you want it. but ideally the blinds just open and close themselves selves at just the right times. and everything else operates the same.
tokumei21775yI kind of like this. My idea would be to create some sort of flow-based GUI where you can combine input data using logical and comparison combinators to trigger certain actions or outputs. It could be integrated with home automation systems like you suggest, or online event-based APIs like IFTTT and Huginn