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THE INTERNET OF THINGS: THE OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS OF AN INCREASINGLY HYPER-CONNECTED WORLD

AN EXPANDING NETWORK THAT WILL DRIVE THE FUTURE

“When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole.” Famed inventor and futurist Nikola Tesla said this in an interview with Collier’s magazine in 1926 . Fast-forward nearly 100 years, and the huge brain he predicted is pulsing away – and growing at an exponential rate.

There are already – not even including smartphones, tablets, laptops or fixed phone lines. Applying Tesla’s prediction, this means that some time in the not-too-distant future, there will be more devices connected to the “huge” converted brain, than there will

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