The Internet of Things as advertised today has huge security issues. But they are likely the smallest of its problems.
Here’s a report painting a VERY incomplete picture of “what a manufacturing skills gap of more than 2 million people will look like”.
Last summer, professor J. Pearce argued that “Trade wars will boost digital manufacturing - at consumers’ own homes with personal 3D printers”. I hope that that 3D printing-enhanced boost happens, but I also believe, and hope, that it will not happen where prof. Pearce says.
Have you ever had to replace a whole computer for NO real reason? Look at this project then.
Had you noticed that marketing for the Internet of Things is about seventy years old?