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Growth of the Internet of Things (IoT)

The rise of IoT.
In a few decades’ time, computers will be interwoven into almost every industrial product in the same way as nervous systems are interwoven into organisms.
(Steinbuch 1966: 66)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most researched emerging markets around the globe, and for good reason, as it has the potential to reduce costs and enable completely new business models.
In this step we want you to get to know the thinking around the IoT. Therefore, we have found three videos for you to watch:
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Do all of the sources agree on the IoT and what it contains?

References

Steinbuch, K. (1966) Die Informierte Gesellschaft – Geschichte und Zukunft der Nachrichtentechnik [The Informed Society – History and Future of Telecommunications]. Deutschland: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 66

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