The internet of things and the garrison state

This is more of a placeholder – but one thing I need to think out is how the Internet of things will come to resemble Woodrow Wilson’s idea of the “Garrison State”, i.e. something wonderful, the internet in our case, democracy in Wilson’s, stuck in a world so dangerous that it can’t survive in it’s wonderful form, but instead much become permanently occupied by security concerns if it’s going to survive at all.