For years, the Internet of Things was a future engineers could only dream about, but the technology is fast becoming a reality, with huge ramifications for the economy and society.
The Internet of Things
The "Internet of Things" refers to the concept that the Internet now serves as a platform for devices to communicate electronically with the world around them, creating an explosion of data that is transforming how we work and live. This report provides an overview of how the devices that make up the Internet of Things are affecting nearly every aspect of society. It also highlights policy opportunities to maximize the potential economic and social benefits of these technologies.