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Internet of thingees

VC angel and entrepreneur Esther Dyson discusses our imminent Internet of thingees and other topics in a must-read LinkedIn article about the AllThingsD No. 11 conference.

The internet of things is a world in which the experimental, prototyping attitude of software hackers now infects hardware hackers. My favorite anecdote from someone developing an intelligent pill bottle that can remind users to take their pills and make (almost) sure they had done so: “We went out to a shopping mall yesterday to see how people reacted, and we learned a lot. Today we’re making a new prototype, and tomorrow we’ll got out and test it again.” No more sending specs to China for a new mockup to be delivered in weeks…

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