While I agree to all the above mentioned replies, I sometimes think, we are stretching technology too far. As in the movie Thor, Odin says to his son, "Use your hammers wisely, it can be used to build a home or to break one." I love littleBits, I work on them everyday but sometimes technology scares the shit out of me. On one hand, I can connect with pretty much anybody in the world using Facebook, Twitter and email, on the other side, it happens a lot that my friends are so much into their smart devices that we don't get to talk when sitting beside each other.
Me and my friend were once having discussion over this, as I saw all the cars and bikes on the road, I had a revelation. "More connected the world is, more vulnerable it is". Right now everyone is free as they are using things as they want. If we add a brain to those things, I can't imagine the consequences.
Sometimes I wonder, we are adding this "smart" and "intelligence" to everything nowadays, in the process, we might transfer all our intelligence to machines and we will become full-dependent on them (as we have over the past few centuries). I fear, will we be able to think/create/innovate after that or will we delegate everything to machines?
This response of mine is all about uncertainty, fears related to technology but I think now designing the solution has become the most important area when we have littleBits that empowers us in electronics and similar other products for other areas.