China is obviously in favor of migrant workers going to a new city to work for companies like Foxconn. But what is the rationale for these restrictions? China seems to make it deliberately more difficult to move to the city for work. Why?
What about housing? Properties are prohibitively expensive in the city for migrant workers to dream of owning. Without it, what can tie them down to the job and the city? Without stable work force, how do employers improve productivity in the long run except for relying on upgrading tools? Where would migrant workers end up after they are done with their services in the booming cities? Is there still a piece of land left back home for them to make a living at the end of the day?
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.