August 24, 2014 by ...
Xiaomi is making waves for its flash sales and lack of capacity to fill orders. The phones promise great functionality for a decent price point.
All has not been rosey, however. Problems with exploding phones, poor quality in China and other countries as well as security lapses have cast doubt over Xiaomi’s future. Quality issues can be fixed, albeit at a steep cost if they are not done soon enough. Once consumers are bitten, they are twice shy and tend to be unforgiving in a world filled with choice. This is exacerbated by the rampant flood of news, both good and bad, we pore over on a daily basis.
Security concerns are also an issue, however. This is a bugaboo Chinese firms must deal with due to the nature of communism and how it asserts control over business here in China. Whether they want to or not, Chinese firms must collect data and proffer it up to Beijing. This is the law.
With that in mind, it is easy to get queasy about Xiaomi claiming they want to imbed chips in our bodies to track data…
Uh, thanks but no thinks Xiaomi….
This product is just a bracelet in its form. The core technology lies in this small device (interviewee takes it out of the bracelet). It can be worn, say, as a necklace as well. In the future it may even become an implanted chip in the human body. So whether you can stand out, largely depends on what functions you put into this device.Currently, the bracelet records personal data which can unlock the wearer’s smartphone. But ultimately, the developers want the bracelet to be able to automatically turn on and off all household appliances, according to the users’ pre-set preferences and based on their location in the house. It will even be able to decide which program the wearer may want to watch, without them taking any actions.