As I sit here, blindly excited about the possible, prospective, stock investments of the future, with regard to “The Internet of Things (IoT)“, a few musings conjure up. We can’t even perfect trucking dispatch, organize groups fast & efficiently, find damaged water lines, or other infrastructure anomalies, but yet, in the relatively near future, your shoe will be able to order it’s own replacement from Amazon, and then have it delivered within a few hours via a drone. How scary is that?
What else can a “IoT” enabled shoe device do? Hmmmm….. send daily data to your mobile device, telling you how many miles you walked, or that you gained 1.3333 lbs.? What about physiological, or Biological telemetry? Will it know that you have Athlete’s Foot, or your odor eaters need replacement too? What if you step in a puddle of water, will it activate a Peltier device to both warm your foot, and dry your sock/shoe? The list can go on! And it’s only a freaking shoe! :O
What other ties will we, or our clothing, appliances, vehicles, even sunglasses, have with the “outer world”, or our environment, surroundings? Will “The Big Giant Head” process, and manipulate our every move, and lessen our decisions? Will we indeed, “dumb down”? So much to consider, and yet, it IS fascinating, isn’t it? 😉
The really deep concern I have, is what happens if an EMI attack occurs, or a meteorite fucks up a few States? What “control” and/or communication, will these devices, and their networks have, or use? We are concerned NOW about the power grid being brought down, or sabotaged! I mean seriously, keep in mind, our National “infrastructure” is what, 50 years old, and dilapidated already! Bridges, Power Lines & Grids, Water mains, and what about Washington D.C.?! (LOL).
Are “We the People” ready to superimpose a whole new, much more complicated, and imbedded “X-Frastructure”, across the land, in our homes, and above and below our mattresses? Really? STOP THE MADNESS!!!!!
OK, time for another sip of Espresso……