From earlier this year:
The “internet of things” was first coined in the late 1990’s as a way to describe a future where nearly everything in the world would become affixed with an RFID tag and would be subsequently tracked.
The era of big data is upon us. I am a scientist by training and I tend to gravitate toward what can be measured and analyzed. The pace of new data being added to the collective data output of planet earth is mind-blowing.