The Hierarchy of IoT “Thing” Needs

To define an IoT “Thing,” I’m going to employ Maslow’s hierarchy of needs — that well-known human psychology paradigm typically displayed in the shape of a pyramid, with the most fundamental human needs (physiological needs like air, food and water) at the bottom and rising to the most esoteric needs (self-actualization or expression of full potential) at the apex.  I’ve sketched out a derivative needs pyramid for IoT “Things,” charting their ascent to Thing-actualization.

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