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Internet of Things - The Roulette Game of the Decade

And as far as whether Nest is an unusual instance, unfortunately, the IoT is rife with security problems

Two stories on the Internet of Things (IoT) caught my eye this week.

First, IDC’s prediction that the IoT market will balloon from US$1.9 trillion in 2013 to $7.1 trillion in 2020.

Second, the fact it took hackers 15 seconds to hack the Google Nest thermostat – the device Google wants to make the center of the IoT for the home.

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These two stories aren’t atypical, either.

Gartner has similarly overblown market growth predictions, although they do admit a measure of overhypedness in the IoT market (ya think?).

And as far as whether Nest is an unusual instance, unfortunately, the IoT is rife with security problems.

What are we to make of these opposite, potentially contradictory trends? Here are some possibilities:

Read the entire article at http://www.devx.com/blog/agile/internet-of-things-the-roulette-game-of-the-decade.html.

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