Umbrella term for “intelligent objects” which – superficially at least – are not computers, but make everyday life and work procedures easier through information transfer. These intelligent things communicate independently with people or other devices over the internet. Examples include: automatic warning systems for automobiles, apps that can be used to control central heating while you are out, automatic ordering of printer cartridges when ink levels are low and refrigerators that notice when you are low on milk and order more.
Internet of Things
- Internet of Things