Imagine a fridge that can tell when the food inside it is going off, or an oven that can cook food automatically.
A world of everyday items, all smart, all connected - that's the Internet of Things.
But is this a force for good - or for evil? Do the sacrifices we'll have to make in terms of privacy and security outweigh the potential benefits?
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