Some experts predict that by 2020 there will be 200 billion connected things. Cars, planes, homes, cities, and even animals are being connected. We are putting software everywhere. This is changing the way we live and how we behave and interact with the world around us. As technology becomes more and more deeply integrated into our lives, we become more and more dependent on it. But this dependence makes us vulnerable if technology fails.
Think about what happens when you’re on the road and your smartphone runs out of battery. It may feel like the end of the world; you cannot access your GPS, your contacts, or anything else. In such moments, you realize how dependent you are on technology.