We forget too easily how the World Wide Web - the first revolution in Internet access - transformed all our business and social lives. We take it so much for granted that we forget how improbable and unlikely it all sounded at first. The same went for the second revolution - mobile Internet access, which opened up the web to hundreds of millions more, especially the Third World.
The scale of the Internet of Things is so much bigger. Estimates of upwards of 20 billion embedded chips in the world by 2020 or 50 billion by 2025 will propel us into a new era of breakthroughs and change.