Technology optimists say the Internet of Things can help save the world, yet skeptics take it as something that feeds greed and idleness. Even Albert Einstein was somewhat fearful of the great leaps in technology that human beings were able to achieve, sensing that it will soon overlap people's humanity. Indeed, when everything is said and done, humanity is the
Better late than never, so goes the saying. Even if the Philippines warmed up on the dotcom revolution 30 years behind Silicon Valley, with millennials and elder IT gurus working their way through the digital potholes of Philippine internet -- and coming out triumphant only in 2012 -- IoT is now truly here in the Pearl of the Orient Seas.
Netizens in the Philippines received some good news this week as the government announced the commencement of the national broadband project. The project is expected to improve broadband services and infrastructure, and thus increase internet speed all over the country. The Philippines has one of the slowest internet in the world, which is ironic, given that the country also has