The Internet of Things is here, and expanding at a staggering rate. Many devices, existing and new, are being fitted with sensors that provide information used in their operation, increasing accuracy, efficiency and overall usefulness. We Get It. IoT Everywhere. But what about where all of this data goes?
First comes chaos
Having everything imaginable beaming data around wirelessly seems like it came out of nowhere, but in truth it’s been coming for quite a long time, beginning with high-end devices and systems that were the dominion of governments and large corporations. Advances in microprocessor technology and wide-area communications continue to push the cost of implementation and operation ever lower, to where everyday objects now have the ability to transmit data. To many, it looks like impending information overload, with no signs of anyone getting it under control. Chaos.