In "Internet of Things: The Magical World We Live In", Nicole C. Engard references Back to the Future Part II, which is from the trilogy that established Michael J. Fox's film career 30 years ago. As Engard shows, the IoT has brought to your homes, workplaces, and, yes, cars, abilities that almost defy your sense of reality. Engard also looks at the impact the IoT can have on libraries, which is the main focus of Jeff Wisniewski's Control-Shift column, "Your Staff Is Smart. What About Your Building?". As he states, library spaces are alive, vibrant, highly used, collaborative, and creative. Mary Ellen Baths' Online Spotlight column, "Embracing the Internet of Things", wraps up the issue and, appropriately, what is current and what is to come with the IoT.
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