The Internet of Things is Going to Destroy Us All

Back in 2017, The Linux Foundation held a conference in Portland, Oregon: “The Open Internet of Things Summit & Embedded Linux Conference

As soon as I saw this was happening… I couldn’t resist proposing the following presentation:

“The volcanic eruption at Pompeii. The asteroid that took out the dinosaurs. The Internet of Things. If you classify all three of these things as “disasters of historical proportions”, you’d be right. The Internet of Things is, quite possibly, the most dangerous thing to happen to the Internet — and our modern way of life — in a long time. Give me 1 hour. I’ll prove it to you.”

To my surprise, they accepted.

And, despite my well documented long-wind-ed-ness, it only ended up taking me 20 minutes to make my point.

You can watch this ridiculous show over at

(It’s free for everyone. Even those that don’t become supporters. But you should still become a supporter. Because it’ll make you feel all warm and squishy.)

Bryan Lunduke

Former Deputy Editor for Linux Journal magazine. Former Technology Journalist for Network World. Former VP of Technology. Former Linux Marketing Director. Former Dishwasher.