The Sermon on the Internet

Schneier on Security

We no longer have things with computers embedded in them. We have computers with things attached to them.

The Internet is no longer a web that we connect to. Instead, it’s a computerized, networked, and interconnected world that we live in. This is the future, and what we’re calling the Internet of Things.

You can think of the sensors as the eyes and ears of the Internet. You can think of the actuators as the hands and feet of the Internet. And you can think of the stuff in the middle as the brain. We are building an Internet that senses, thinks, and acts.

This is the classic definition of a robot. We’re building a world-size robot, and we don’t even realize it

This guy lays it on the line. He only misses one thing – no one is listening to him – or only a few are. What he is saying is complicated – compared to the Sermon on the Mount, that was so simple, anyone could understand it.

I want to understand the Computer – and spend time everyday on this task. I have only learned one thing for sure – Computers are complicated.

Asking our stone-age minds to understand them is asking for a lot – but I have such a mind, as do Software Developers. All of us have to shift into another world – yet another one! And I know we can do it.

I have put this on the top of my reading list – and I am going to read it if it kills me!


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