Do Smart Devices Really Improve Our Lives?

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The door display of LG's smart refrigerator with Smart ThinQ technology is seen at the 2013 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 8, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ian Bogost, author, game designer and Professor of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech, discusses the connectivity of nearly everything, from cars and buildings to home appliances, to the internet. Bogost has written about this phenomenon known as “the Internet of Things” extensively in The Atlantic, and questions whether everything needs to be remade for connectivity’s sake. He's also the author of Play Anything: The Pleasure of Limits, the Uses of Boredom, and the Secret of Games.