The Guardian: Eight questions you should be asking about the internet of things

When the chancellor, George Osborne, referred to the internet of things in his budget speech in March it conjured up memories of explaining apps to a grandparent at Christmas. Did the chancellor really know what he was talking about? Not since the 90s, when politicians referred to the internet as the information superhighway, has a technology term been greeted with such sniggering. Yet this “internet of things” is about to get a £40m shot in the arm from the Treasury. So what is it and what sort of questions should we be asking?


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