The Industrial Internet has been described as the latest act in the broader Internet’s evolution. But while computing power, analytics, and distributed sensors are just beginning to unlock the power of industrial machine data, the broader consumer-focused Internet has been tapping the power of interconnected machines for some time.
To get a perspective on how quickly linked-machines are being adopted and creatively employed at the consumer level, we spoke with Tom Coates, a San Francisco-based product designer who is obsessed with the benefits of interconnected machines. So much so, he’s using sensors and networked services to give his house a voice, at least on Twitter.
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