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Toaster anti-virus

Toasters can cause serious burns. Electric fans can fall into the bath, with shocking results. Refrigerators with auto food ordering can purchase products or suggest exotic dishes that will surely finish you off. Luxury electric cars on autopilot can calmly smash into a lamppost. Smart homes could turn terrorist, taking entire families hostage. Or a spray-applied new-fashioned dress will suddenly become transparent during an official presentation. People typically associate the words "cyberthreats" and "cyberterrorism" with planes, trains, nuclear power plants, and other large industrial facilities. Or perhaps the US elections. But we’re forgetting about the ubiquitous interconnectedness of the machines and appliances that make up the Internet of Things. Standard household appliances connected to the Internet are often the source of problems and threats. A robot pet could make off with a wallet, or a robot vacuum cleaner could destroy a flash drive or a paper document with information worth billions. And a crazy coffee maker could scold a human operator flying an aircraft or driving a train. To prevent all this from happening, programmers will need to develop anti-virus and anti-hacker software, while futurologists and fixers will need to algorithmize all possible "misuse" scenarios for common appliances and devices.

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Jacob S I completely agree that this will very much be a problem within the future, and hopefully the developers of these smart home devices will foresee these consequences. However...smart toaster? 02 Dec 2019
Raul Macias Will be new problems for new jobs! 13 Mar 2019
Jason Keller tl;dr Nothing like this will be even remotely possible by 2030. 06 Feb 2019
Austin Spencer Peters Oh this an obvious one. This will probably happen (basically anyway). To put this whole prediction in clearer terms: It's describing an anti-virus for the IOT (internet of things). 06 Feb 2019