The Internet of Things! Existential menace or meaningless buzzword? Automating away drudgery or just eroding privacy? Cornucopia or Panopticon? We'll look at the poor state of the current IoT in terms of security, privacy and interoperation. We'll consider a set of requirements for a better IoT. And we'll look at what we as Pythonistas can do to improve on this, as a community and an industry.