How scary is the internet of things?

Subject: General Tech | March 21, 2014 - 10:32 AM |
Tagged: internet of things

Call it ubiquitous computing, the internet of things or whichever moniker you prefer but what you are describing remains the same, the network of internet enabled sensors, identifiers and broadcasters which now surround us.  For many this is not something they think about but for the technologically inclined it is a topic of much interest with many concerns to address of which the prime suspect is privacy.  The Inquirer has been hosting discussions on this topic and the possibilities that are created by the massive growth of the internet of things.  Check out the debate on how this will impact privacy here.

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"THE INTERNET OF THINGS is a term that has been around for about 15 years, with its origins in barcodes and radio frequency identity (RFID) tags, and evolving via near-field communications (NFC) and QR codes. But it's the rise of smart devices and wearable technology, which has only started to take off in the past few years, that will see the Internet of Things come into its own."

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Source: The Inquirer
March 21, 2014 | 11:30 AM - Posted by Goofus Maximus (not verified)

Internet of Things + clever hacker = Poultergeist-like happenings in your home.

Just imagine it: Strange temperature changes, lights going on/off or brightening/dimming randomly, strange voices/music heard throughout the home, food mysteriously spoiled in the refrigerator. The list goes on and on.

If your lucky, everything is just slow, because they're busy bitcoin mining, courtesy of that Linux.Darlloz worm.

March 21, 2014 | 04:24 PM - Posted by collie (not verified)

that is exactly what I was gona wright

March 21, 2014 | 12:24 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Just one more step towards those underwear Ads projected into your dreams.

This just In: Google renames Boston Dynamics to Mom's Friendly Robot Company.

March 21, 2014 | 12:30 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

You just gave me an idea. A pair of undies that "pleasantly" wakes you up in the morning.

Adios mofo's I'm off to silicon valley to start building your wet dream!

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