In this TED Talk, MIT Media Lab Founder Nicholas Negroponte looks back of 30 years of his Talks and predicts 30 years out.
He is an interesting person and well worth a listen.
What really struck me was his description of the Internet of Things. He said the current version of thinking where we put a replica of the control panel of something, say microwave oven, on a smart phone and then place sensors on the device connected back to the display.
The Internet of Things should build from smart devices, he says. Put the intelligence and the power out in the field. Interesting thought.