The Internet of Things promises a world where our homes, wearables, and cars are controlled remotely, know what we want, and solve problems without human intervention. Is this future actually here? We certainly have the technology, but consumer IoT adoption hasn’t quite taken off.
Amazon Echo, Google Chromecast, Nest, Dropcam, and Fitbit come to mind, but the list generally ends there. For a technology that’s been talked about for 25 years and has seen products shipped and sold for almost a decade, that’s quite a small list. So, what are the key factors that must be addressed to turn a nice-to-have solution into a need-to-have?