The Internet of Things is On its Way to the Flyover States
I’m utterly fascinated by the “flyover states”. Earlier today I flew back from Boston on a clear day, and spent hours looking down at fields, mountains, and deserts. What did I think about? I thought about the people going about their daily lives far from the coasts. What goes through their minds, what are their hopes, their fears, their aspirations? And what’s the latest they’ve heard about technology?
At some point, the concept of “the Internet” made it into the flyover states. So did Google. Then the iPod. Then Facebook. So what’s next? The Internet of Things. Look at the exponential curve above. Over the last few years, searches for “the Internet of Things” have taken off. This wave will be as big as the consumer Internet wave - and possibly bigger, as we enter a world of enchanted, magical objects connected to each other over wireless and the Internet.