For many of us, the internet plays a central role in our lives. From shopping for food and clothing, to entertaining ourselves and even ordering a taxi, it’s hard to imagine life without the internet.
As technology continues to develop, this dependency is likely to grow, with the internet expanding beyond the web, and into everyday objects, as well. This is the “Internet of Things” (IoT), using networks to link objects so they can send and receive data.
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