A coffee jar that sends you a message when the coffee runs low? Sounds awesome to me, I often run out of my (locally roasted, direct trade) coffee 😉
Internet-connected devices can be applied to other things that regularly need top-ups like medicine, milk, diapers. Imagine if it was connected to the local supermarket, butcher, fruit & vegetable market or pharmacy.
Though, for those times when our desire for exploration trumps our need for convenience, it’s good to have an off-switch.