10 May 2011

MindBullet: The Internet of Things. How Quaint. (20 April 2020)

MindBullets are a fantastic series of content from the FutureWorld group. Essentially they're news articles written from the future, showing us examples of just how quickly our world is changing, and where it might take us. Explore further MindBullets here or read more about the FutureWorld Group.

This week we look at an already emerging trend - the Internet of Things - taken to its next possible iteration. If a super-connected world frightens you, you might have to find another planet. It's one thing to connect every device (from smartphone to fridge) to the Internet, and another thing to have functionality convergence. Where each device can communicate with the other to ensure optimum human easy of living.

You may also now start worrying about the machines rising up to kill us all. Or at least not deliver our milk.

:)