3. The internet of things explodes, figuratively speaking.
By 2022, one trillion sensors will be connected to the internet. The cost of physical hardware (i.e. sensors) is already coming down in price, and power is increasing every year. In shops, for example, tracking the footfall traffic with sensors in the floor, to the clothes that we wear… all the time, gathering data.
This isn’t really too surprising seeing as a number of connected accessories (wearables), appearing on the market. The report states that “Every (physical) product could be connected to ubiquitous communication infrastructure, and sensors everywhere will allow people to fully perceive their environment”.