The internet of things – where basically everything with an on-off switch can and will be connected to the internet.
Well, apparently, it doesn’t have to have an on/off switch to be connected to the internet, because some European guy called Karim Oumina created shoe insoles that are connectable. According to the Digitsole website these shoes can warm up or cool down your feet, detect fatigue and prevent you from getting injured during your sports or professional activities, and can even detect diseases!
Objects connected to the internet gain a sensory capacity allowing them to dynamically register changes to their environment. They store and process information and independently initiate action.
Have you ever gone to make a glass of milo and you open the fridge to see that someone drank all the milk and you really cant be bothered to go into town to buy some? Yeah well now that fridges can be connected to the internet you can literally tell your fridge to purchase some milk and the Woolworths delivery guy will bring it to you the next day (but who actually wants to wait that long for a milo right?)
I reckon in a few years’ time there won’t be a single object you can’t buy connected to the internet of things.