Futurist’s Cheat Sheet: Internet of Things

Think of a thing. Really, it could be anything. A chair, a toaster, parts of a car, the lights in your house, the electricity meter, the security cameras in your offices, a fire hydrant, traffic lights … really, anything or everything that can exist could be connected to the Internet.

Another name for the Internet of Things is a network of things. The network can monitor your home, your car, infrastructure (utilities such as electricity or water), traffic patterns and a variety of other possibilities to create a more informed and responsive system through data analysis.

Do you really need an Internet-connected toaster? Probably not. But, the toaster is a good place to start when discussing the Internet of Things.. (Click here to read the full article).


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