Considering Computing Resources

Doghouse – IoT and Resource Consumption

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IoT does require electricity and other resources, but is that cause for concern?

Recently I was giving a talk at a virtual conference on how to start your own business using free culture. I mentioned the basic, underlying premise that no one ever buys software or hardware. People buy a solution to a problem, whether that problem is running a business or playing a game. The fact that they find it easier to solve that problem with computer hardware and software is a side issue.

A young man started giving a presentation about how we had gone down the "technological rathole" and how technologies like IoT should be eliminated due to the amount of data transmission that would be used by IoT as well as the amount of electricity that was used by computing in general.

He gave his credentials as being a developer in a networking organization.

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