I do understand that that’s your expectation, but my own expectation is that companies will offer me a choice of features in different models.
Just as an example, a number of laundry detergent companies have now added childproof tops to their containers. Which is a nice feature for many people and certainly has some societal benefit.
However, I myself have very limited use of my hands and found that I could not open this container at all. So I would prefer that the company offer consumers a choice.
The fact that the same company offers Poison control treatments doesn’t make any difference to me. I don’t want the childproof feature on the container I am purchasing for my home.
(BTW, This exact same issue already occurred with prescription medications. The US passed regulation in 1974 requiring that all prescriptions be issued in childproof containers, and then had to withdraw it because many people who take prescription medications were unable to open their medication.
So the rules were changed to say that prescriptions would be issued in childproof containers unless the customer specifically requested an easy open container. I’m OK with that, even though it’s more work for me because I have to remember to make the special request. But again, what’s a positive feature to one person may be regarded as a negative by someone else, or even a safety hazard.
So offering refrigerators with IOT options certainly makes sense to me. But adding them to every refrigerator sold by that company does not.