Stacey Higginbotham: How to turn IoT into a force for environmental protection
27/04/2021 – 13:25
“One of the most exciting features of the internet of things is its ability to make the invisible, visible. That has huge implications for climate change, and for protecting the environment and people’s health. At the same time, IoT is also a growing source of e-waste and electricity consumption. And so I have spent a lot of time over the last decade thinking and writing about the promise and pitfalls that IoT holds for the environment.
Since it’s Earth Month, and because sometimes it’s good to tie a bunch of disparate ideas together to help provide a new perspective, I’m pulling in years’ worth of coverage that I believe makes clear how we can use connected devices for environmental good while also mitigating some of the potential harms.”