Ira Wilsker: The ‘Internet of Things’ or IoT more common and hackable


A few years at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, I was intrigued by the numbers of both prototype and production items that were evolving into what is now known as “Internet of Things,” or “IoT.” For the majority of us, when we think of the Internet, we think of our computers, tablets and smart phones. What many of us are not well aware of is that the Internet of Things is beginning to be much more common, and the IoT is already around us in a big way.

When I was last at CES, I was amazed at how Internet connections had already made their way into household appliances, and other electronic devices. At CES I saw products being introduced by major appliance manufacturers that had connected intelligence built into them.