We are in the middle of massive business, political and societal shifts. The situation goes beyond mere change. Change implies evolution in a predictable direction that can planned for and adapted to. The shifts we are experiencing are volatile, full of rapid, explosive, and sometimes random shifts coming from often unexpected directions.
As the recent Jeep hacking incident vividly demonstrates, the risks inherent in connecting things to the internet continue to grow and the impacts of those breaches are growing more serious.
If we make the assumption that everything can and will eventually be hacked, what are the ethics of building connected devices?
IoT means plugging into massively interconnected systems where the screen is no longer the driver of the experience and individual companies no longer have ownership. These systems will bring together disparate customers, data, devices and services in a fluid environment where devices and data sources become transitory and are dynamically added and removed based on the customers needs at a particular moment.