Climate One: Can the Internet of Things be Green and Safe?
Today’s American homes are dotted with Internet-connected devices that allow you to manage your home from your smart phone. You can open your front door when you’re not home, adjust your thermostat while driving and see what your cats are up to -- anytime, anywhere. Smart meters send power to the grid from solar panels on the roof and EV chargers juice up your car overnight when electricity is cheap. But what does all this mean for the American way of life? Does the smart grid make us vulnerable to hackers and terrorist attacks? Does it endanger our personal privacy? What is the role of the government and private companies in protecting and policing this new frontier?