Please watch the short video at the end of the article which is linked at the bottom of this post. The hive mind is coming and this particular technology is going to appeal to both materialists and the spiritual.
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The Internet of Things Should ‘Rattle the Imagination’
We’ve often written about the “Internet of Things.” This is the idea that as chips get smaller, more energy efficient, and more connected, we’ll embed them in everything around us to enliven inanimate objects and get them to do our bidding.
This enormous new digital network will mirror the internet in the material world. It will be a massive grid of interconnected nodes collecting information, executing commands, and just generally chattering away to each other day and night.
When you first see the potential of an idea like that, it might be mindblowing. But often the vision outpaces the practicality, and engineering challenges chase out the awe. What about security? Batteries and charging? Coherent operating systems?