You, Me and the Internet of Things

There’s been a lot of buzz recently about “The Internet of Things”, otherwise known as the increasing number of devices connected to, and represented within, a space on the internet. From smartphones to refrigerators, we are living increasingly plugged-in lives. By the year 2020 there will be approximately 50 billion objects that are connected to the internet. To put it in perspective, that means almost 7 objects per human being. So what does this mean for connectivity, globalization, energy consumption, and social behavior? Only time will tell, but for now, I think the silver lining is that people truly enjoy learning new things, expressing themselves with new media, and communicating online. Check out this great video from the talented folks at How Stuff Works for more on this fascinating movement. Buckle up! (…and then press a button from your phone to remotely start your car via the internet.)

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One response to “You, Me and the Internet of Things”

  1. Deborah says:

    Loved this. I also want one of those refrigerators that instantly tells me to Shut the door!

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