How the Internet of Things will change the world

So what is the Internet of Things? Well, it’s too wide-ranging, too nebulous a concept to describe in one pithy soundbite, but we’ll give it a shot: it’s when objects in the physical world connect to the web – and each other.

That probably doesn’t come close to explaining why it’s such a big deal, but look at it in this way: what if almost everything in the world – cars, computers, coffee mugs, cereal boxes, chairs, even cows – were all part of a huge global network? And each had an individual identity within that network?

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