In an age of ubiquitous devices and sensors, privacy becomes an activity rather than a default state.

In anticipation of his presentation at the PSFK CONFERENCE 2014 we spoke with Toby Boudreaux, the CTO of Control Group who helped create the new MTA's subway wayfinding kiosks. Read his thoughts below on how the universal Internet of Things is inevitable, but it will be a subtle reorganizing of our current world rather than a totally new one.

What are the biggest shifts you're seeing in terms of how people are using technology? What are the new set of consumer expectations?

The most significant pattern I see lately is the embrace of peripherals and intelligent objects/spaces after a few years of heads-down mobile and tablet use.

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