Great article – I agree with your view that the biggest obstacle at the moment are the companies…

It’s not clear to me that we should enable the same people that drove the Internet. The initial movers of the Internet (and the Web) were academics. IoT is almost entirely driven by companies. There is plenty of money to be made in IoT, just as there has been plenty money made in the Web. My point is that we have to think like the early Web and create a bigger pie so that can actually unlock that money. This goes back to something I wrote a LONG time ago “We Need More Communism”