Better Than Futurama: How M2M and Big Data Are Changing How We Work and Live

Excerpt: Three major factors have combined to accelerate the recent growth in M2M: (1) It is easier and cheaper than ever to connect devices now due to the near-universal presence of wireless Internet and broadband networks. (2) More devices can be networked, and the devices themselves can be smarter due to smaller, cheaper sensors, memory and processing power. (3) Due to advances in tools and technologies for big data analysis and predictive analytics, more data from more devices can be combined and analyzed more quickly, enabling machine-driven actions based on anticipated conditions