Hmm, this reminds me of back in the 1970’s when I was a kid.
See, back then there was this new invention called fibre optics and they were going to ‘revolutionize everything’, especially communications.
The trouble was that computer processing back then was abysmal so the fibre optic boom went off on a tangent while waiting for processors to catch up. We couldn’t transmit data through the tech so we just transmitted pretty colored lights through fibre optic strands instead. Hence those decorative fibre optic lamps of the 1970’s.
If you were a kid back then you might have seen your parents buy one of the new tech marvel lamps and then your dad would sternly warn you ‘DON’T touch the strands or they’ll break’. Well, just about every kid on planet earth couldn’t help himself and touched/broke the things. Yep, and after 2 years dad would throw the broken lamp in the bin.
Hmm, or perhaps consider Kraftwerk- they released their song ‘The Model’ in 1978 but it took 4 years before it went to number 1 in the UK. The reason for its slow rise was all about timing- it was a song way ahead of its time.
My point is that sometimes the tech comes before the time is right or the infrastructure is in place. That’s what being an early adopter is all about- you catch the bigger vision before others do.
Look, the internet of things is going to be all about machines communicating with machines and trading information with micro payments of IOTA. Until that tech is ubiquitous --embedded in appliances–, IOTA will be slow.
Now, is the time for wisely squirreling your IOTA away until the time is right .$