You realize there is a lot more to home automation than your washer and over. And IoT does not mean automation eitheryes, it would be awesome to be able to say 'computer' and relate instructions.
i have no IoT devices and neither my wife or I have any use/need/purpose of them. I work from home, so don't need my oven to automate itself...or to suddenly change my washing machine mid-cycle. that doesn't make anything easier, it's more distraction and complication, LoL!
So much misinformation about this area and so much tin foil propaganda is going around making people retarded.