Small things are getting smart - and they're making things as big as a city smart too.
The recent flood of wearables is a step towards a smarter world, but smartwatches only measure you and they're not that small or smart yet.
The Internet of Things is a lot smaller and smarter.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is made from thousands of tiny sensors that will measure everything from temperature and humidity to how far a wall has moved in an earthquake. It can tell whether a dose of vaccine has ever exceeded the recommended temperature and therefore if it is still viable.
It can measure the performance of individual components in a jet, and tell you if luggage, children, pets and even seals are where they're supposed to be. In short, it has a lot more applications than a smartwatch. ...