Increasingly everday objects are being embedded with sensors and the ability to connect to the internet. Most will be aware that certain objects they own are are already connected; laptops, desktops, tablets and smart phones to name just a few. At present the internet is an internet of people, but as more and more objects become connected, increasingly the internet will be come an 'Internet of Things'. The ability of all these 'things' to communicate and sense their environment will, in the very near future have an affect on all our lives.
In BBC2's Newsnight David Grossman and Emily Maitlis showcase the Newsnight chair as it joins the internet of things. The Newsnight Chair
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