I don’t know if this belongs in GD or here, but it’s mostly likely an opinion thread. The “Internet of Things” (Wiki link) is a relatively new idea. It presupposes that at some point, most consumer items on the planet will have some sort of implanted chip that will track inventory and accomplish other things.
Most of it will likely be benign, but it would seem that the possibility for further intrusion into our privacy is likely. One suggested use would be to have a chip embedded in the caps of your prescription meds, so that your doctor would know if you’re taking them.
It seems that it is a foregone conclusion that all this will happen rapidly and is already going on. Intel has established its own Department of the Internet of Things to pursue R&D, and it’s estimated that this will be a multi-trillion dollar industry by 2020 or earlier. Compare this to the $700 billion made by Silicone Valley in its heyday. A hell of an investment opportunity in companies like Intel and Cisco.
So. . .any thoughts on all this? Good, bad, evil?