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The Internet of Things

Discussion:  At this year’s LeWeb conference, the main topic has been ‘the Internet of Things’.  The Internet of Things is the idea that any physical object can connect to the Internet and communicate with other objects to relay information to people.  This works by using  RFID, smartphones, and sensors to send information to the Internet.  In the future, it is probable that all of our household devices will be able to communicate with each other, and interact with one another, in an effort to make our lives easier.

Source:  CNN News

Date:  December 4, 2012

Link:  http://us.cnn.com/2012/12/04/business/leweb-parallax-internet-things/index.html?iid=article_sidebar

Discussion Questions:

  • By having more of our lives online, will our daily lives become more visible to outsiders on the internet?
  • How do we prevent outsiders from viewing and tracking even the smallest details of our lives?

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