Aside from being a really weird title that sounds like it was thought up by a seven year old, the Internet of Things (IOT) defines all of the various devices that can connect to the internet. Yes, I know it should be called the “things of the internet” or “Items Online,” but whatever; what do you and I know??
Shadows, when concerning information technology (IT) can refer to parts of your hardware and software that is running, but you don’t know about.
The Shadows of Things
That’s what I call shadows concerning the IOT. Some say that by 2020, over 50 billion devices will be on the internet.
That is a lot of different hardware, networks of companies, and millions of moving parts. Plenty of room for shadows. Especially when the average end user cares nothing about coding, developing, or how their device works; they just care that it works.
Does this scare some? How many of you want to put on your foil hats after reading about how easily companies can control a society that uses their software and hardware?
Personally, this does not scare me. I believe in God and the Bible and it promises hard times. Therefore, I just think it’s a matter of time for some cause of destruction or control. This is what has always happened to society throughout history.
But, I believe in the goodness of God enough to have hope that their will be enough good that comes from technology to outweigh the bad.