The Trends editors began discussing the “Internet of Things” nearly a decade ago. Now the crucial enablers are emerging that will integrate trillions of devices including sensors, network nodes, robots, and appliances into a seamless environment that includes entertainment, communications, and transportation. Everything will be intelligent and connected to everything else. We won’t get there overnight, but tech-savvy American, European, Korean, and Japanese consumers will have a big portion of this capability in their hands within 10 years. How will they benefit? What are the risks? How can you make the most of it as a consumer and investor? We’ll explain.
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