The latest iteration of the “Internet of Things” is taking the internet of things by storm.
The internet of Things has evolved from a technology that enables a device to communicate with a physical device to a technology capable of connecting directly with a living person.
The future of IoT is bright.
But while we’re all waiting for that big, shiny, shiny Internet of Things thing, there’s one question that we don’t yet have an answer for: How do we make it safe?
How do you make a product that’s safer for everyone when it’s a human being inside it?
In this episode of the WIRED Podcast, the experts talk about what’s behind the recent spate of IoT-related tragedies and what it might mean for consumers.
To help us answer that question, we spoke with two experts who’ve been working with IoT-enabled products for years.
First, WIRED Science Editor Sam Machkovech is back to answer the question: What makes an IoT device safe?
In our next episode, we’ll take a closer look at a few IoT devices that have been connected to the internet.
This week, we discuss what happens when an IoT product connects to the web.
Finally, we’re joined by cybersecurity expert and cofounder of the IoT company Telsa, Michael Hsu.
In this installment of the podcast, we’ve also talked about how IoT-connected products can be used to track the movements of people.
If you’d like to learn more about what IoT products are, you can learn more here.
If you’re not familiar with the IoT, we have a lot of things you should know.
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