The Internet of Things was my dreams ever since I got on the internet in the late 90s. I dreamed of the possibility to connect everything with open protocols and giving users amazing options to control their electronic gear.
Finally, the Internet of Things came and it's a mess of proprietary protocols where all devices are not connected with each other, but with centralized databases of the manufacturers. Fail!
Reasons for this failure:
- IPv4 address shortage and NAT (intermediate server needed)
- Silicon Valley greed (big data=big $$$ and everyone trying to get monopoly on their proprietary shit)
- user ignorance (would not buy if knowing how it works)
We, consumers, have to demand products that puts the user in control, not the company you bought it from.