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The internet of things is essentially the connection of everyday things (household appliances, RFID tags on livestock, locks on your doors….pretty much anything really). This is useful not only for diagnostics, firmware update, system interconnectivity, keeping track of items, etc., you can already control many household items remotely using your mobile devices. A Jetson’s style home isn’t that far off, minus the talking dogs, flying cars, and saucy robot maids.