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Internet of Things - what can we expect?

This week, Click are in Limerick, Republic of Ireland, reporting from the IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things. What can we expect from this technology in the future?

Internet of Things encompasses all devices connected to the internet, which can be further connected. This means that all of our “things” can talk to each other to provide an autonomous action. Imagine a system where your fridge decides when to order your groceries, or your dishwasher decides when to wash your dishes. Outside of your smart home, Internet of Things promises even more, such as smart cities, where traffic lights are connected to millions of sensors that can direct your self-driving car down a congestion-free street.

This week, Click are in Limerick, Republic of Ireland, reporting from the IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things. The event explores Internet of Things technology, providing the next steps in the Digital Revolution; covering potential applications in agriculture, transportation, healthcare, smart cities and green tech.

Presenter Gareth Mitchell, accompanied by Ghislaine Boddington, discusses emerging Internet of Things utilisation with academics and experts to discover what can be expected from this technology in the near-future.

(Picture: Illustration depicting the internet of things. Credit: Getty Images)

Producer: Ania Lichtarowicz

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