Re: Internet of Things is great...really...BUT
@itusnetworks: Security is one of the best arguments for standardization and protocols, IMHO. and those standards need to have solid security protocols baked in. I'm already hearing stories from many friends that their suppoedly WPA-protected home routers are being hacked, so your concerns are very very valid.
On a lighter note, my fear runs along the lines of somehow managing to get myself trapped in my own home because of a connected gadget fail.
"Open the pod bay doors, HAL."
"I'm sorry, Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that."