Let's decide what we need from technology

There is a lot of discussion about how the Internet of Things (IoT) will change our lives for the better. We can all help shape HOW we want it to change our lives.

The Internet of Things is only useful when lots of data (variety and quantity) is being collected and is made available for someone or something to analyse that data and make sense out of it.

The actual use cases or problems still need to be defined by someone who has a need, and that would be us! Without a need, the effort and cost involved in collecting and storing all this data is going to be a waste.

Let’s start thinking about what problems we want solved and what we want our future to look like. We might just get what we need, rather than being given something we may not want.