The final paragraph says it all; very well put.
Why don't we start with the most ubiquitous network of all, and overhaul the design of the internet?
The very idea that we can be infected by malware simply by browsing or reading email is ridiculous, yet complacently accepted, and we apply ridiculous band-aids in an attempt to ameliorate the problem -- which stems from a deliberately flawed design (such as provision for cookies) that *deliberately* invites such abuse.
Who knows, maybe there's a way to track and kill spammers, too...
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.