The ‘web of things’ or ‘internet of things' simply describes the relationship between human beings and everyday objects using the internet.
A world where lighting is controlled by the genre of music being played and our fridges notifying us that we need more juice to replace the vitamins lost on the cycle commute is a very real one. The ‘web of things’ is happening.
An era of devices that intertwine with our clothing and bodies (wearable technology) is upon us.
If you are to cast your minds back to 2010 and the release of the iPad and recall the cries of ‘Why? Why would we need such a product? How does this help me in life?’
And look at us now, eagerly awaiting the next iteration and it’s accompanying accessories.
The same thing will inevitably happen when the impending wearable technologies crash over us. Google Glass, Samsung and Apple’s smart watches will change the way we consume products, socialise and work.
This week’s Identica Insight delves under the skin of the wearable tech world.