Current approaches to the Internet of Things rely on centralized structures—which are creating concerns about power, dominance and control

The grand vision of the Internet of Things is currently an exercise in imagination. It is about what happens when more and more of the real, physical world comes online, as devices and sensors proliferate, connecting everything.

The promise is that the Internet of Things won’t just connect our homes, hospitals, schools and streets – it will enable whole new ranges of interactions, services and efficiencies. It’s not just about the things, in other words – it’s about the people and environments that animate them.

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