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Federal communications minister Malcolm Turnbull isn't shy about sharing his thoughts on tech topics. His view on the internet of things? It's great and we should all get involved -- but government should have as little to do with it as possible.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
The internet of things is a topic constantly referred to in discussions on the future of technology, but as we've recently noted, there are arguments over exactly what the things are, even before we consider how to grapple with the data they produce. Over the next couple of days, we'll be looking at the role of the internet of things from a variety of persepctives.