BTW, we aren’t tempted to search for a wifi-enabled toaster either.
…Thank all that is good! I’m just waiting for a smart hacker to hack our IoT devices to turn them all against us to kill/enslave us all!
With high-end appliances having IoT devices, at least, there is hope that the OEM will continue to update/support their software/firmware as needed. Cheaper appliances/products with IoT will not likely get updates and support unless there is a very public understanding of the issue, expectations from the public to address these issues, and a proven history from the OEM that they do provide ongoing technology support.
Of course, the issue is cost. No need to bare the cost of this update-able technology, unless the public demands it, and/or the regulatory agencies require it. A good case-in-point is old Android phones that no longer get security/firmware updates. << a perfect example of a IoT device not getting updates and the RISKS that come with continuing to use them.