Swarming towards the Industrial Internet of Things

PHILIP DESAUTELS | November 28, 2017

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If you will permit, I’ll pick a point in time, 1982, and a place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This is when researchers at Carnegie Mellon University connected a Coke machine to the Internet and with that seemingly simple act, started us off on the journey this is today’s Internet of Things. I’ll argue that if the Coke machine was being monitored for stock level and storage temperature and that means it really started the Industrial Internet of Things.

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