I’ll stay asleep. Thank you very much.

scienceHello People of the Internet,

Listen. I know it’s summer. I know you wanna eat ice cream and do whatever it is you do in the summer (I’m in Berlin!–that’s me, on the thermocam at the Science Center) but seriously–the madness of the Internet of Things. We need to stop this. A $199 Bluetooth enabled, smartphone-synching cup? A CUP?

“Only one percent of things that could have an IP address do have an IP address today,” said Padmasree Warrior, Cisco’s chief technology and strategy officer, “so we like to say that 99 percent of the world is still asleep.” Maintaining the revivalist tone, she proposed, “It’s up to our imaginations to figure out what will happen when the 99 percent wakes up.”

THE LIGHTS ARE ONE BUT NOBODY’S HOME

Sigh.

Anyhow, hope you’re having a good summer, wherever you are.

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