One microcosm that should be easy to analyze is a car. With one driver and 50 to 100 microprocessors (which are receiving data), the sensors far outnumber the human driver. I do hope that we can improve upon the efficiency, architecture, and integration of future home control systems. Otherwise we're doomed to spend our days debugging and resetting scores of computers with little time to do anything useful.
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.