Throwing this idea up for grabs: should we create an ID for machines you own that want to output their (raw) data streams. Maybe an ID is not the right way to go, or maybe it is? Your ideas?
Mostly I want to put forward the idea we should acknowledge from the start that the internet no longer belongs to just human beings. It also belongs to machines.
This can go from industrial maintenance, think IBM or recently GE, all the way to Google buying Nest thermostats to service electricity companies - so they can turn down your heater/AC at peak moments.
The privacy of machines is equally important, because it is linked to the privacy of humans or organisations. I want a Nest thermostat, but I don’t want any company, especially not Google putting a remote recording sensor in my house.
For end-users this discussion also extends to biometric devices. Yes, I want a smart textile to record my vital functions all day long. But no, I don’t want advertisement companies to buy this data to know when and where I’m excited.