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The cyberpunk dystopia we were warned about is already here – Versions

The cyberpunk dystopia we were warned about is already here:

It seems that what companies like Cisco and app developers and startups seem to forget is that people can tell the difference between transformative innovation and shopping. Bogost adds: “It’s time to admit that the Internet of Things is really just the colonization of formerly non-computational devices for no other reason than to bring them into the fold of computation. […] Operational benefit is deemphasized in favor of computational grandstanding, data collection, and centralization.”

The best definition of the Internet of Things I’ve come across in a while.