Of all the technology trends that are taking place right now, perhaps the biggest one is the Internet of Things, says Daniel Burrus.
Well, what is the Internet of Things? Friedemann Mattern and Christian Floerkemeier offer an answer in the opening of their article From the Internet of Computers to the Internet of Things:
The Internet of Things represents a vision in which the Internet extends into the real world embracing everyday objects. Physical items are no longer disconnected from the virtual world, but can be controlled remotely and can act as physical access points to Internet services. (Friedemann Mattern and Christian Floerkemeier, "From the Internet of Computers to the Internet of Things").This extension may be accomplished by equipping devices with identity (tags), perception (sensors), and interactivity (communication or actuators). (IoT-A, document D1.5)
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