Interesting article, William. It seems to me that this is a natural progression that started when the internet birthed and while from our perspective it is a slow process, taken across time it really is growing by leaps and bounds. The Internet of Things and now applications run from the Cloud are symptomatic of this progress. Standards and security will always be primary concerns that will change and evolve as technology evolves, but we have come too far in this direction and it has too much positive potential to abandon it.
When you think of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, you may imagine complex humanoid contraptions made of metal and wires that move like a Terminator Series T-90. But what actually happened at the much-vaunted event was something just a bit different.
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