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Internet of Things (IoT)

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Promising to transform the ways we live, work, and play, the Internet of Things (IoT) offers impressive benefits but presents significant challenges.

Today billions of devices are connected to the Internet in what we call the "Internet of Things" or "IoT".  These devices are already transforming our lives, but as they do, there are also serious challenges that must be addressed to maximize the potential benefits.

To understand the opportunities and challenges associated with the Internet of Things, the Internet Society published “The Internet of Things: An Overview - Understanding the Issues and Challenges of a More Connected World”, a whitepaper that examines many important aspects of the Internet of Things. This paper aims to serve as an informational resource about the Internet of Things and a launching off point for further discussions.

Please read Karen Rose's blog post about this paper and then download a version yourself to understand more.

We encourage you to please read - and share - this document so that we can increase the level of dialogue about these important topics related to the Internet of Things.

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