Bruce Byfield: The Internet of Things: 7 Challenges

IoT, along with its potential, poses concerns ranging from technical to social to environmental.

Few doubt that smart devices are the next technological revolution. The next generation of connected appliances is already starting to create the Internet of Things (IoT), and to connect users to their devices in ways that were impossible only a few years ago.

However, few stop to consider that, amid the new conveniences and wonder, the IoT also promises to bring new problems and concerns, some technical, and others social or environmental. So far, most of these new problems and concerns are barely acknowledged, although many are already starting to appear: