I just came by Jon Evans piece on Techcrunch blog, The Internet of Someone Else's Things. It's interesting to hear in the mainstream some echoes of what drives us to decentralize the Internet of Things to give power back to the farmer. He makes some good points.
They say “possession is nine-tenths of the law,” but even if you physically and legally own a Smart Thing, you won’t actually control it. Ownership will become a three-legged stool: who physically owns a thing; who legally owns it; …and who has the ultimate power to command it. Who, in short, has root.