The Internet of Things is going to solve climate change, fix our political system, and ensure that you can always find a parking spot. Some see a future of 15 billion connected devices.
Now, just the tiny matter of deploying them. There’s a long way between all IoT’s utopian promises and the reality. We’ve never attempted anything like this before.
The challenges are immense. How do those devices work autonomously? How do they work together? How do you balance the energy overhead of sending data from a low-powered sensor against processing it locally? What’s the best format for your data and how can you use it when it arrives back at base?