Despite its traction, IoT is still a nascent field. We have currently local area connectivity (via Bluetooth 4.0) - but not yet the wide area connectivity. That will happen through initiatives like LoRa, Sigfox, LTE-M etc and also 5G. At that point (2020 and beyond) we will see ubiquitous connectivity for IoT. Also applications like Drones, Self driving cars etc all will act to increase IoT deployments. Obviously, I believe that Analytics is the key driver for IoT. That means - Time series, Streaming, Deep learning etc but applies in an IoT context (ex on Edge devices). This essentially was the key idea I discussed in the 10 differences post. In 10 years, IoT will indeed be ubiquitous(and hence a game changer). Gartner predicts $2.5M per minute in IoT spending and 1M new IoT devices sold every hour by 2021.