Just thinking about the Internet of Things (IoT) can make your head spin. Through sensors and pervasive connectivity, we open ourselves to a wide range of ideas that can improve our daily activities and add a much richer context to just about everything we do … if we let them.
Privacy, without a doubt, is the biggest area of concern about the IoT.
It's not uncommon to hear terms like Big Brother or 1984 pop up in conversation when the topic comes up, and, in many respects, that is understandable. Many people are naturally spooked by the idea of technology that can track where we go, what we buy, what we eat and how much we move around. And that’s just scratching the surface.
Add some data analytics into the mix and start talking predictive modeling and the potential of the IoT opens the door to the plot of a high tech horror movie.