Tech writers Nick Fitch and Mike McKeown have written a new article about the dangers of losing the latest advances in computing.
They write that we are at a time where we need to consider what happens when the internet of things comes to life, and they explain what they think should be done.
The IoT will likely become more pervasive than we think, says Fitch.
“I think this is going to be a massive transformation in the way we interact with the world, and it’s going to create a world where it’s more difficult to maintain control of a device or control the device.”
In the past, Fitch says, we’ve had the ability to control devices by plugging them into our homes and into the internet, but that technology is now being used to control other devices and people in our homes.
That’s where we’re heading.
“There are two scenarios,” he writes.
We’re going to have control of devices and our homes, but we’re going have control over their behaviour”The second scenario will be similar to the first, except that we’re not going to gain control over our devices remotely but are going to control our behaviour. “
We can be in a situation where we have the ability and the power to remotely turn off our device, or turn off the IoT, but then we have no control over the device itself.”
We’re going to have control of devices and our homes, but we’re going have control over their behaviour”The second scenario will be similar to the first, except that we’re not going to gain control over our devices remotely but are going to control our behaviour.
This is a very interesting thing that we can be doing with our devices.”
The IoT is becoming more pervasive, but what is its future?
Fitch says there is a clear shift from controlling our devices to controlling them ourselves.
“In the last decade, I’ve been at several conferences that have been focused on how to get people to be more connected and more connected to the world,” he explains.
“They’re asking, what’s the best way to do that?
What is the best solution to what the world needs to do to make our lives better?
The question is: What’s the right way to solve that?”
He thinks the answer will be that we will be able to control ourselves in a way that’s better than we can control our devices and that’s going a long way toward making life better.
We need to be able control our phones, but it will require a more sophisticated level of technology that we have in place.
Fitch points out that this kind of control will be more difficult and time consuming to achieve than we have today.
“A lot of the devices we use today will be obsolete, they’ll be obsolete in two or three years.
We’ll be able do it, but a lot of it will be out of our control.
We can control things, but not how they work, or how they respond to us.”
Fitch also points out there is another aspect to the IoT that is going much further than simply controlling our gadgets.
“This is going beyond our gadgets,” he says.
“What is going on with our cars is going further than what we do with our phones.”
He thinks we are going towards a situation in which we will have to be less dependent on cars and more dependent on our connected devices, in order to achieve more of what he describes as a “complete digital world”.
Fitch thinks that in the next 10 to 15 years, we are all going to start to rely on more and more devices.
“I think we’re about to see the emergence of a completely digital world, where the way in which the internet works, the way the internet connects, the information that you get from your connected devices and your smart devices is going all the way down to the chips inside your phone or your tablet,” he said.
“That’s the future.
We’re going into a world of very sophisticated, intelligent devices.”FITCH believes that this will be a world in which everything we do will be controlled by a series of devices, from our smart phones to our cars, which will all be connected to each other.
“Everything that we do, everything that we say, everything we interact, will be done through these smart devices,” he concludes.
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