The 21st century would be the “century of complexity” (Hawking, 2000)
I. Setting the stage
The IoT and consumer hardware industry have seen multiple failures and a few exits over the last 12–18 months (while the B2B side has been doing a bit better overall) and some criticism has been recently made to the industry to slow down.
In spite though of the current push back, the sector is still increasing and attracting capital and talents. Clearly, there are multiple reasons as to why this is the case, but I firmly believe that one of those reasons is the convergence of IoT and Artificial Intelligence with Blockchain as the infrastructural backbone, which is unlocking the next step not only on the tech side but also on the business side.