The sad truth
The tech industry is already pining for a revolution as significant as putting computers in our pockets. Sadly, the networking of things will not, in the near term, shake things up in the same way. Further work needs to be done on low-power communications, energy harvesting from sunlight and motion, battery efficiency, and other aspects of science before the IoT truly comes into its own. In the meantime, it will matter to businesses that need to track things. But communication between objects is generally far less valuable then communication among people.