Mohana Ravindranath: ‘Internet of things’ may bring own problems

Source: „The Pew Research Center recently asked nearly 12,000 people — selected Internet experts and members of the public — to predict how the network of connected devices, sensors and electronics known as the “Internet of things” might affect their lives.
They raised two major concerns: first, that consumers will need to actively protect the data generated by their devices, and second, that the Internet of things might create a “digital divide” between the tech-savvy and new users.
Of the 12,000 people canvassed by Pew, about 1,900 responded. They were asked whether they thought the Internet of things would have widespread and beneficial effects on the everyday lives of the public by 2025 (83 percent said yes), what potential barriers to adoption are, and where the commercial and social applications would be, among other open-ended questions.”