The Internet of Things is officially a Big Deal. You know the story: Machine-to-machine networking is poised to unlock $19 trillion of economic opportunity over the next decade, and companies are lining up to claim a sliced of that enormous pie.
But you don't know the whole story. I mean, nobody does. Here are few things the Internet of Things is doing today:
- A sophisticated system of data management software and RFID tags has been tracking railcars and their contents for more than a decade.
- Any mid-range or luxury cars bought in the last 5 years or so probably came with a remote connection system.
- General Electric has been using IoT concepts for years to track the performance of its jet engines.
- Many medications require their users to stick strictly to the correct dosage schedule. When missing a dose isn't an option, the Internet of Things can help you remember.
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