4:04 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Exploring the Internet of Things

We know there's been a revolution in communication in the last 30 years. In 1982, you probably couldn't have reached into your pocket, pulled out a slim, compact device and called a friend.

But the revolution in communication isn't just a human phenomenon. Things are interacting with each other. Like the tags on clothes that tell sensors in the store if someone tries to leave with them. Or new home heating systems that you can program with your cell phone. Welcome to a world where things sometimes talk to each other more than people. It's beneficial — and potentially scary.


  • Sanjay Sarma, professor of mechanical engineering at MIT
  • David Rose, founder of Ambient Devices and Vitality
  • David Stephenson, principal of Stephenson Strategies and author of the e-book "SmartStuff"