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The Internet of Things has arrived, but not for Americans

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Netherlands and South Korea unveil networks, IoT will revolutionize world.

The Internet of Things has arrived, with the Dutch and South Korea both claiming to be first. The Internet of Things will revolutionize how we do almost everything, and it has now arrived.

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LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - The Internet of Things (IoT) is the mass connection of every device in your home to the Internet. This includes devices not normally connected to anything, such as your refrigerator, your stove, your car, and so on.

It offers unparalleled convenience. Let's say you want to prepare a special meal, but you're at work and you don't know if you have the ingredient you need. From your smartphone, you'll be able to view a list of what's in your refrigerator and know.


You'll be able to adjust your thermostat from home, lock and unlock your door, monitor home security, and do thousands of other things.

Some of these features are already on the market, but they are individual services. Now they will be bundled together into comprehensive packages. Nationwide internet services are also being unveiled to serve these plans.

Your media will stream seamlessly from one device to another. Your favorite tune may be playing in the car as you pull into the driveway, and you might continue it in your house.

This capability will expand in the decades to come, and it will be as revolutionary as the telephone and the Internet itself. A generation from now, we will wonder how we lived without it.

Goods will be automatically restocked, our cars will drive themselves, and many more unimaginable uses will be developed.

Public agencies and utilities will be able to monitor everything in real time. Water and electricity usage, air quality, parking availability, the location of individuals, especially children and more will be tracked.

Of course, there are privacy concerns. With everything so connected, your entire life will be recorded and searchable. And hackable. Sooner or later, someone will figure out how to hack entire houses. There is a lot to worry about as we plunge headlong into the paradise of convenience.

Today, the Netherlands and South Korea have both rolled out IoT services which will soon be available to the public. The United States remains woefully behind in this endeavor, bogged down by regulations, red tape and politics.

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