To the statement - "While there are limits to the amount of information they can assimilate effectively, there is a virtually unlimited desire to have access to more information if it is affordable - I would add - if it is affordable "and is actionable knowledge"
Turning information into actionable knowledge means huge increases in processing power which means huge increases in transistors.
Of course, the algorithms for all this knowledge extraction is a different matter altogether.
We need a disruptive technology that can break the extreme capital intensive model. Until then, life under someone else's reference flow will be bad. Why stick around when the same skill can be applied to social media?
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.