In the days when email and the web were the only things carried over the internet, it was annoying but not the end of the world if it went down. But today the internet carries much more than these intermittent services.
The history of computing is often characterised by Moore’s Law delivering smaller, cheaper, faster, better devices. But this misses the increasingly human nature of computers, now evolved so far they are beginning to interact with us on our terms. As computing emerges into our, physical world, it’s time for us to engage.
The technology is cheap and available. The data volumes low. So why are smart cities and home automation such a challenge to crack?