Omar L. Gallaga: Omarstradamus: Uber Council run, Netflix Oscar, auto tech boom in 2016

The soothsayer predicts an Internet of Things bust and big success for Netflix this year.

The “Internet of Things” will become a punchline. Increasing frustration with “smart” products that seem anything but, more interoperability headaches for early adopters and high-profile hacking incidents and downtime for services that are supposed to just work will uglify the rosy picture tech companies have painted about the smart home and connected Crock-Pots. Despite a few promising new products, the term “Internet of Things” will come to be associated with devices that don’t work like they should and are more trouble than they’re worth.

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