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A complicated history of the Internet of Things (IoT)

A complicated history of the Internet of Things (IoT).
When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance. Not only this, but through television and telephony we shall see and hear one another as perfectly as though we were face to face, despite intervening distances of thousands of miles; and the instruments through which we shall be able to do this will be amazingly simple compared with our present telephone. A man will be able to carry one in his vest pocket.
(Nikola Tesla 1926)
Welcome to The Internet of Things: The Rise of Connected Devices.
Upon completion of this week, you should be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the scope of ‘emerging connected systems’ and how they are being used in different contexts
  • Discuss such systems using the appropriate terms and abstractions
This is the first short course in Security of Emerging Connected Systems, which forms part of the MSc Cyber Security online degree at Coventry University, delivered on FutureLearn.
This module was created by James Shuttleworth, a principal lecturer at Coventry University, teaching and researching in the areas of operating systems, cyber security and image analysis.

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