A brief spat on Twitter involving David Pogue, Kevin Ashton, Vala Afshar, and me says a lot about what we are saying about the IoT.
The new world is out there, and we must go in search of it, but nobody knows exactly how to get there, how long it will take, or what we will actually find.
One big lesson for the IoT from the failed JTRS program, and what the IEEE SA, ISO, ITU, and SAE are doing about it with higher level data interchange standards.
“Open” in automotive may have changed, from an embedded code centric view to a end user perspective, with Apple and Google bringing smartphone integration.
A 1991 prediction about computer systems companies came true, and a similar reshaping is needed for semiconductor firms to fill the massive IoT chip gap.