Insurance companies create the Internet of Things You Can't Get Away From

When people who don't agree to bug themselves with devices that snitch on their habits and foibles to insurers are charged huge premiums for their "choice," is it really a choice at all?

The point is well made in a Slashdot post from Jbmartin6, who points to several news-stories and business ideas that make the Internet of Things look more and more like a one-way ticket to involuntary, total, intimate surveillance than a system for helping us interact with our environments better.

Here Comes the Panopticon: Insurance Companies