UN predicts ‘internet of things’

November 18, 2005 | Source: BBC News

Changes brought about by the Internet will be dwarfed by those prompted by the networking of everyday objects, says a report by a UN body.

The study looks at how the use of electronic tags and sensors could create an “internet of things”.

The <report, entitled The Internet of Things, by the International Telecommunications Union was released at the UN net summit in Tunis.

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), sensors, robotics and nanotechnology will make processing power increasingly available in smaller and smaller packages so that networked computing dissolves into the fabric of things around us.