Delaney’s Ideal IoT System

Delaney’s Ideal IoT System is a thought exercise that specifies a set of ideal engineering parameters for an abstract “Internet of Things System Specification.” The following constraints apply:

  • Must be physically possible.
  • Computing power, memory and advancement must conform to humanity’s current level of semiconductor processing capability (in other words no magic computers or power devices).
  • Not all of the following parameters can be chosen together, rather some are selected while others are sacrificed.

In reality, not all of the following parameters can be chosen for given specification – it is a game of optimization.  In general, the more ideal the system performance is, the more costly the system will be.