Comedian Yakov Smirnoff once said: "In America, you watch television. In Soviet Russia, television watch you!"
Having seen "1984" at an impressionable age, I'm not at all comfy with having electronic devices watching me.
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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. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.