Building on our look into the future to see what will be the tech leaders in 2016, a discussion on the Internet of Things seems entirely essential, I'm sure you'll agree.
Of course, there's nothing particularly new about IoT. At least, not as far as the electronics world goes, which moves at a fair old lick. But perhaps you'll forgive my boldness here, when I suggest that IoT still doesn't quite feel to have hit its stride yet.
Could 2016 be the year of IoT?
Is 2016 Finally the Year of the Internet of Things?
Don't get me wrong. IoT has come a long way, and it finally feels poised for mainstream consumption. It's plagued with difficulties, which is probably why, despite its broad appeal and significant adoption, it's still not "quite there," if you know what I mean?
IoT is so close, however, that it's day in the sun must be just around the corner. At this stage, it can't not be. Do you feel like 2016 could be the year when the Internet of Things breaks free and runs wild? If so, what shape will it take, and what kind of evolution is it primed to enjoy?
Tell us all about the future of the Internet of Things below (and what you'd like to see, as much as what we will see), and we'll reconvene this time next year to see how close we got to the mark.