Why the next 20 years will see a lot less technological disruption than the past 20
We’ve see the same faith in the transformational potential of computing power at work in discussions of other recent innovations that have generated a lot of buzz in the media but haven’t been big hits with consumers. For example, there’s been a lot of discussion about the “internet of things” — an effort to embed computer chips in everything from thermostats to light bulbs. These products have been on the market for about five years, yet it’s hard to think of any cases where the addition of computer chips and software has added a lot of value.
Timothy B. Lee: Why the next 20 years will see a lot less technological disruption than the past 20 (Vox)