The Internet of Things is talked about a lot these days. Companies have been figuring out how to tie various types of devices and data to the Internet. Beyond using smartphones and tablets, the Internet of Things is moving into household appliances, vehicles, etc. DATAVERSITY brought this interesting topic to our attention in their article, “According to Rock Health’s year-end funding report, digital health cost over $4 billion dollars in 2014.”

Some entrepreneurs and visionaries are looking into the future for even more possibilities. Eventually the Internet of Things is going to be more than just a set of smart devices. When other kinds of device-specific systems catch up, the conceptual interoperability should start to evolve in a big way. And who knows what will happen then.

Melody K. Smith

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