When the Creator of the universe completed the process of creation, he labeled every item he created with light, and he gave everything that had light, every animal, and every human being the ability to communicate with each other by virtue of the light. Why fix what is not broken? If we wish to have an Internet of Things, it should be limited to aspects of the universe that have no light, and no capacity to interact with each other.
The Internet of Things, if not given a strict regulatory framework within which to evolve, could potentially eviscerate the human rights and privacy protections that are important, particularly in the context of the global community. We should tread carefully in this arena. Moreover, when China, a communist country that is witnessing the rise of authoritarianism, is leading the way in this endeavor, we have much reason for concern.
A cursory glance at the Internet will reveal a long list of programs and symposia that have been designed to convince us that the Internet of Things is the new wave of the future, with 20 billion items, including heart monitors and other embedded devices in humans and animals, scheduled to be marked with an identifier and linked to the Internet by the year 2020 (see https://www.IOTEvents.org). The dangers inherent in this technology cannot be contained outside of a strict regulatory framework, and the guidance of the entire global community.
The Lord God Almighty El Shaddai
AUTHOR: Rebekah Isaac