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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

UN predicts nanotech-enabled 'internet of things'

Changes brought about by the internet will be dwarfed by those prompted by the networking of everyday objects, says a report released by the International Telecommunications Union at the UN net summit in Tunis. "It would seem that science fiction is slowly turning into science fact in an 'Internet of Things' based on ubiquitous network connectivity," said the report. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), sensors, robotics and nanotechnology will make processing power increasingly available in smaller and smaller packages so that networked computing dissolves into the fabric of things around us. more @ news.bbc.co.uk