Game Over.

Thats it, we are done.
Lets just give up now, take our computers and walk into the bush.

Ok, might be a bit of an over reaction. Just a little bit?

Things. Their Internet traffic is now of a greater volume than ours (that would be us humans – BA, you’re on your own mate).

According to a recent study by Incapsula, more than 61 percent of all Web traffic is now generated by bots, a 21 percent increase over 2012.

Much of this increase is due to “good bots,” certified agents such as search engines and Web performance tools. These friendly bots saw their proportion of traffic increase from 20 percent to 31 percent.

But, along with the good comes the bad. That other 30 percent of bot traffic is from malicious bots, including scrapers, hacking tools, spammers, and impersonators.

Of the malicious bots, the “other impersonators” category has increased the most — by 8 percent.
“The common denominator for this group is that all of its members are trying to assume someone else’s identity,” Incapsula wrote. “For example, some of these bots use browser user-agents while others try to pass themselves as search engine bots or agents of other legitimate services. The goal is always the same — to infiltrate their way through the website’s security measures.”

61% of all Internet traffic came from things this year.
Now thats not things like wearables – they use Bluetooth to talk your phone and then your phone talks over the Internet to the wearable server and ….yeah, anyway, its not like your wearable is talking directly to the Internet is my point, your phone is, and your phone is a thing, so I guess that is a bit of double count (no Gary, my phone is not a double dork).
Or its a single count, as the phone and all its data sources are all coming from the one Internet address…. I digress.

Things. They are very chatty. We made them, they now out talk us.

Clearly things are not Introverts…. Ok, Im getting a bit silly….

My point is, we made them and now they talk more than we do. Not a bad effort.
All this talk has implications for IT departments (network guys and storage guys) and computers in general as they have to sift and direct all the thing talk to the right thing.
The way the Internet is set up, if a thing message does not have a home, it does not just rumble around in the Internet ‘forever’. It has a programmed time to die.
And yes, some of those things will be talking to humans, hard to say what % of traffic that is, but my guess is a very small amount.

Should we give up? Does it matter that the things make more traffic than we, their creators do?

Mmmmm. Good questions.