Tom Fishburne on The Internet of Things
Another great cartoon from Tom Fishburne – this one on the Internet of Things – my hot tip for the Big Thing of 2014.
Of course, this sort of scenario, prompted by the sale of Nest to Google, is really just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the implications for what happens when objects – especially objects with sensors in them – become connected to the internet.
My other prediction on this one is that the embedded SIM will become the front-line soldier in the spread of the Internet of Things / Big Data. They are going to start spreading everywhere and we often won’t even know they are there. Interestingly this will mean that we, as consumers, will never actually own products that have this facility embedded into them, because their primary alliegance will always be to their data-controller, rather than their consumer.