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Covid-19 the internet and smart themometers!

The Kinsa Smart Thermometer is a great tool to have in your house. It is connected to your smartphone and has a stand-alone application that runs and stores your current body temperature. It also asks you if you have additional symptoms and can quickly tell you if you need to worry about what is going on. The reality of technology is that it can help us. It can also hurt us if we are not careful. But smart thermometers are a valuable tool for combating things like Covid-19. It’s funny sometimes; I backed the Kinsa Smart Theomoter on Kickstarter four years ago. At the time, I wasn’t thinking about pandemics and medical emergencies. I wanted to make sure I knew the actual temperature range that is normal for the people in my house.

Most people vary between 97 and 98.7 degrees during the day. It is as much because of the makeup of our bodies as anything else.  Knowing what the normal range is, means when you take your temperature, the smart thermometer can help you. If your temp is low, you can enter symptoms and find out if you need to worry. If your temp is high, you can find out what might also be wrong with you. It is the value of connection. As we move forward in the connected world, we have to be aware. Yesterday I talked about the reality of slow internet at home. I suspect most of us have realized that the slowness of the internet probably isn’t the connection our computer has to our internet service provider.

It is more like the number of users connected to the web page or other resource we are using. The reality of the connections has changed. If there is a company that many people work for, they go to that office. That is awesome. The company then provides an internet connection for fact-checking, research, and internet email. Technically most companies don’t want you browsing Facebook at work. All of the employees use one or two provided internet connections. With the Covid-19 virus, the thing that to consider isn’t that the internet has changed. It is that instead of 100 substantial connections to the internet, you now have 100,000 small connections. Lots more people connected, in many lower relationships.

The bad news is the internet is going to be slow for a while. The good news is, it was built for this and can handle this peak load.

You can check this quickly at home. Turn on the water in a faucet and watch the water pressure; then turn on all the faucets and showers in the house, noticing now that the water pressure is less, but more water is flowing into your home. The issue for the internet isn’t the number of faucets it is what to do with all that water!

My internet is slow

https://virily.com/virily_poll/hey-my-internet-is-so-slow/

  • Question of

    have you ever turned all your faucets on at once?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you think a themometer that tracked your body temp is a good thing?

    • Yes
    • No
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    would you use a connected themometer?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Information is important right?

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by DocAndersen

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  1. Q: HAVE YOU EVER TURNED ALL YOUR FAUCETS ON AT ONCE?
    Yes (3 votes) – 50%
    No (3 votes) – 50%
    Q: DO YOU THINK A THEMOMETER THAT TRACKED YOUR BODY TEMP IS A GOOD THING?
    Yes (6 votes) – 100%
    Q: WOULD YOU USE A CONNECTED THEMOMETER?
    Yes (3 votes) – 60%
    No (2 votes) – 40%
    Q: INFORMATION IS IMPORTANT RIGHT?
    Yes (6 votes) – 100%

  2. My son uses it all the time. I am okay with using something when there is a need , but I don’t want to have a connected instrument measuring me up all the time. I would feel like a hypochondriac.

  3. I saw on television how in China people measure the flow temperature of people. It will certainly be used in the future. And it will prevent outbreaks like this.I hope that all the upper class will learn the lesson. There is no one greater than Nature.

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