The language of the internet of things: More and more devices are becoming connected, but will they speak the same language?

There was a time, not long ago, when access to the internet could be gained only through a computer. Now people can get to it using phones, tablets and some games consoles. Increasingly, other devices are becoming internet-linked too, as connectivity is extended to everyday objects such as televisions, radios, watches and cars.The “internet of things” promises a technological revolution, but for it to work well these things need to speak the same language. Industry, however, tends to adopt common standards — if at all — only after jostling between rival producers with competing systems. It was so for trains, televisions, video recorders, mobile phones and the internet itself. And it will be the same for connected devices.
http://www.economist.com/news/technology-quarterly/21615067-more-and-more-devices-are-becoming-connected-will-they-speak-same

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