Is it time to have a serious discussion about the IOT? "The network of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other itemsembedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data."(wiki) It's been mentioned on these forums from time to time, but I don't see a specific thread. Supporters wax poetic on how it will improve life, save energy and maximize technological efficiencies. Or maybe not. I'd like to start out with this amusing article (for anyone remaining on the S&T forum): Every Way the Internet of Things Could Murder You: A Definitive Guide "When hyper-intelligent androids are colluding with hacker warlords to turn our generation into a slave class, we'll remember that the robot apocalypse started small. Companies started stuffing the IoT into pants, treat dispensers, tampons and other things in which it has no business being, and we were left with a web of crappy, useless connected devices also known as the Internet of S#@t. "1. Your facial recognition-driven pillbox doles out a deadly dosage. 2. Someone remotely turns off your pacemaker. 3. Your Nest thermostat turns itself off in the dead of winter. 6. Your car hums itself on and kicks into Ludicrous Mode. It drives itself into your living room, where you were watching TV. 17. Your Bluetooth-enabled pants tell you when your fly is down. It was down all day. You forgot to turn your Bluetooth on. You die of embarrassment. 19. Your smart TV keeps F#%@ing rebooting with the latest software upgrade. You just wanted to watch the Game of Thrones finale. You die of boredom."