Internet of things – “… the extension of Internet connectivity into physical devices and everyday objects. Embedded with electronics, Internet connectivity, and other forms of hardware, these devices can communicate and interact with others over the Internet, and they can be remotely monitored and controlled.” (Wiki)
It’s fairly well opined that the internet gave us the Third Industrial Revolution. It not only transformed the way we work, but both culled and created whole new sectors of employment.
I started my grown-up working life in the mid-90s and I can – just – remember life before the World Wide Web. Working for an advertising agency one of my (hated!) regular tasks was physically carrying a huge bulky mock up of an advertising hoarding across London to the offices of the Advertising Standards Authority for approval. Can you imagine someone actually doing that now? Obviously, you’d just email it.