When I worked in research on IoT concepts in the early 2000s, it was too early. We did get a number of good patents, e.g. US7,620,703, US7,257,839, US7,092,861, US7,069,345, US6,838,986, out of that work, but the inventions didn't become mass-market innovations back then. Even today, it's still too early for the mass market. Interesting questions to consider would be, What does it mean to be too early? What problems do we need to solve, so that an innovation in this particular technology market becomes real?
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