What are the implications of our relationship with physical artifacts as the technical and cultural phenomenon known as the Internet of Things begins to emerge? The term, coined in 1999, is attributed to the Auto-ID research group at MIT and was explored in depth by the International Telecommunication Union in a published report bearing the same name at the United Nations Internet summit in 2005. The term refers to the shift that is anticipated as society moves to a ubiquitous form of computing in which every device is on and connected in some way to the Internet . The…
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