The Internet of Things is basically connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet. These devices includes anything from washing machines to fridges and mobiles to wearable devices. “The IoT is a giant network of connected “things” (which also includes people). The relationship will be between people-people, people-things, and things-things.” -Forbes 2014
To me the IoT is just another step closing to devices becoming just as important as human kind because of this whole idea of not only people and things have relationships but things and things having relationships and a connection. And these ‘relationships’ and ‘connections’ are only getting stronger.
So if all of these devices are connected to the internet and potentially storing private data (e.g. surveillance footage from peoples homes) are we becoming more and more at risk of completely using our privacy? Are we just giving hackers more content to hack?