I’m Stacey Higginbotham, a journalist who has covered technology since 2001. I began covering semiconductors and worked my way up to covering radios, the wireless spectrum and broadband networks. From there it wasn’t too far a leap to cover the cloud, data centers and computing architectures. As I learned more I began to become more fascinated by the stuff were were able to do on these vast computing networks and the ever speedier mobile and wireline broadband networks. Finally, I’m in a place where my love of geeky technology has allowed me to bring together all the elements of the technology I’ve covered in more than a decade of reporting to this moment, where we’re creating the internet of things.
No matter what you call it, we’re at a pivotal moment in the evolution of human creativity, business creation and productivity gains. We could see the gains we make in these next few years help us conserve resources and let us lead safer and healthier lives or we could open the door to a dystopian society where our every thought is monitored and our every utterance is effectively for sale. I hope to explore all of these issues, the people who will make it possible and the devices that will lead us there in the IoT Podcast. I hope you will join me.