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The Internet of Things

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 12 September 2013

Six billion people worldwide already have mobile phones. Now the experts are talking about the coming Internet of Things: 50 billion interconnected objects, from cows to coffee machines. Peter Day asks what it means and how it may happen.

Producer: Laura Gray.

  • Contributors to this programme

    David Cleevely

    chairman of Cambridge Wireless and technology entrepreneur



    Bill McFarland

    vice president of technology at Qualcomm




    Chris Bishop

    Microsoft Scientist




    Stuart Orr




    William Webb

    CEO, Weightless



    Zoe Barker

    research assistant, Cow Tracking Project, Writtle College



    John Torrance

    dairy farmer, Albyns Farm


    Debbs Statfold

    probation officer



    Miles Hodkinson

    founder, Ciseco





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