The Internet of Things (IoT) is the future. Major governments and economic blocks around the world are already investing in it.
IoT will create a global network of physical objects embedded with sensors, software, and network connectivity, which will allow physical objects to exchange information with us and other physical objects.
IoT will create a sense of interconnectedness that was previously unimaginable. In fact, IoT could be the initial stage of a global identity in which our individualistic identities and the objects attached to them will begin to merge and work collectively as a centralized network.
Does that seem far-fetched? Well, consider the inter-connectivity already created through the internet. After the Paris attacks cities around the world lit their major landmarks in support of Paris. It was a beautiful act of global solidarity and displayed just how connected we truly are.
With IoT, such a thing will be magnified tenfold as perceived separation dissolves and we begin to respond to life collectively. We ( what we perceive as ourselves and the objects we use ) will learn how to empathize together, work together, dream together, build and grow together.
This is what we can expect around the corner and it could lead to something far greater; a global identity, in which we no longer perceive ourselves as separate entities but a single entity.