by Futurist Kit Worzel
Just about everyone is familiar with the Internet (if you aren’t, how are you reading this?), but the concept of the Internet of things throws people. The easy way of looking at it is giving objects the ability to communicate and interact with the Internet. A simple example of this is a GPS chip on your phone. If you lose your smartphone, you can search for it through the Internet. But there are many more, and more sophisticated, examples emerging.