Is the IoT a “Clear And Present Danger”?

According to a U.S. government report, the “Internet of Things” could deliver a disabling global attack.  With smart cars, smart homes and new apps that reach into every nook and cranny of our personal lives, the IoT poses greater risks to our safety than ever before.  And revealing more about your life than a novelist, it takes the invasion of privacy to new heights.  True, it may help folks live longer, healthier lives. And it may boost food production.  Or even improve job and lifestyle options for some.  Yet the question isn't whether it’s good or not … it's how do we deal with it?  One thing is for sure: good or bad, buckle up because here it comes!