“…and just like any company that blissfully ignored the internet at the turn of the century, the ones that dismiss the Internet of Things risk getting left behind.”
“What the Internet of Things is really about is information technology that can gather its own information. Often, what it does with that information is not tell a human being something, it just does something”
“The Internet of Things is not a concept; it is a network, the true technology-enabled Network of all networks”
“Everything that can be automated, will be automated”
“When we talk about the Internet of Things, it’s not just putting RFID tags on some dumb thing so we smart people know where that dumb thing is. It’s about embedding intelligence, so things become smarter and do more than they were proposed to do”
“Despite continued security problems, the IoT will spread and people will become increasingly dependent on it. The cost of breaches will be viewed like the toll taken by car crashes, which have not persuaded very many people not to drive”
“We have a deep need and desire to connect. Everything in the history of communication technology suggests we will take advantage of every opportunity to connect more richly and deeply. I see no evidence for a reversal of that trend”
“Convenience and ‘magic’ will overwhelm concerns. The history of technology is clear on this front – ATM’s, e-commerce, credit cards, the list is endless”