The Internet Of Things Is Becoming More Difficult To Escape

The Internet Of Things Is Becoming More Difficult To Escape

By | June 13th, 2017
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It's already difficult to create distance from the technology that

surrounds us, but as connectivity increases, it might become impossible to

do so.


Almost half of the world’s population is connected online. And technology is constantly looming in our lives: the Nest thermostat regulates our household temperature, a camera watches our dogs, our health is constantly monitored, and technology keeps our houses safe when we’re at work.

The Internet of things will continue to spread between now and 2026, until human and machine connectivity becomes ubiquitous and unavoidably present, according to experts who participated in what Pew described as a “nonscientific canvassing.”

About 1,200 participants were asked: “As automobiles, medical devices, smart TVs, manufacturing equipment and other tools and infrastructure are networked, is it likely that attacks, hacks or ransomware concerns in the next decade will cause significant numbers of people to decide to disconnect.

Many of the experts surveyed noticed that the Internet of things isn’t particularly safe as-is, but will become safer as more people become aware of the issues.


Nisheeth Bhakuni

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