Why Data Mining and not it’s encompassing term, Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD)? Why the World Wide Web and not the Information Superhighway? Why the Internet of Things and not Ubiquitous Computing? If history has taught us anything, some terms catch on, become buzzwords and form a nucleus around which technology and applications coalesce, other terms don’t.
What I think the Internet of Things will be though, is a development where machines can(or might opt not to) communicate with each other and their human users to impact society collectively in terms of efficiency and productivity through automation. In another words, the Internet of Things will be more than the sum of its parts.
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