Web Roundup: “The Internet of Things”

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We’re getting closer and closer to the day when our cars, appliances, and even our own bodies are plugged into the Internet at all times. The idea is referred to as “the Internet of things.” It means our refrigerator can warn us when we’re almost out of milk, or our washing machines can order more laundry soap directly from Amazon. But also, our cars can tell our insurance companies exactly how fast we drive and our FitBits can send health information directly to our HMOs. This all could make our lives a little easier, but also scarier. We talk about that and more in our weekly web roundup.

Credits

Guest:
Manoush Zomorodi - WNYC's 'Note to Self' - @manoushz

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott