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Things vs. the Internet
Information Today - Medford
Subjects: United States; Telecommunications systems & Internet communications
Author: Quint, Barbara
Date: Jul/Aug 2014
Start Page: 8
Pages: 1
Section: VIEW POINT
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Promises of a brave new world where "things" obey their friend the Internet on its behalf may abound, but the author doesn't think things are going to go quietly. The problem of living in this new superdigital, superconvenient world is the dependence on the devices underlying it and on the devices inside the devices. Batteries! The curse of the Internet of Things. There are dangers, of course. Just think of what might happen to post-Millennium children after a lifetime of living encased in Wi-Fi rays. Not to mention the people who have phones to their ears day after day. But if people are going to Internet their Things, they're going to have to adjust. Their devices may be inanimate, but that doesn't mean they don't demand a lot of TLC.

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