While the realization of the possibilities of the Internet Of Things is still years away, we are well on our way down the path. With every industry showcase or tech conference comes another batch of internet connected devices. As of this year, there are 25 billion connected devices. By 2020, it’s estimated that there will be 50 billion. Our technological future is, as ever, in a state of flux. From 30,000 feet, it’s exciting. Imagine all the wonderful things all of these devices are going to be able to do. The reality of it all is not all candy and nuts.
As with all things internet, the rubber meets the road with security. With the number of devices connected to the global network set to explode, those problems only get that much more complicated. The FTC has released a report, Privacy And Security In A Connected World, that is well worth a read for anyone interested in where our digital lives are headed.
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