Will the day come that large energy harvesting circuits are so aggressive that they create a significant load on the source industrial energy provider? When tapping human energy, energy harvesting might provide an extra benefit - getting a little more of a workout could burn up calories and increase fitness. Presumably, the microwatt harvesting systems that run low power circuits will not have perceptible effects on their "hosts".
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.