It has been the dream of many people, for so many years, to have a self thinking house, however knowing that it may be possible very soon, it may not be what we all expect.
If everything is connected, what will happen in the future? People and countries will become vulnerable to cyber attacks. Everything that is being put online is meant to help us in some way but there will no longer be security nor privacy, as everything will be online and open to attack. This idea of everything being online is the basis for The Internet of Things, and that all ‘machines’ will become inter connected for easier use and access.
There are so many uses for the Internet of Things that we haven’t even thought of yet. There are just as many that are already out there and that we don’t know about, for example the pigeon that blogs (Bleecker, J 2006), it sounded pointless to me at first, but when you realise that this flock of birds is providing information about air quality, it becomes a really useful idea. There are so many other possibilities that this phenomenon could create but is it worth losing privacy and security for this to happen? Or is it possible that security measures will be created so that our lives begin to revolve around the Internet of Things.