CBC News: Number of web-connected objects growing fast

(25-April-2012) Smart vehicles, home security systems and web-connected appliances are becoming part of what's known as the "Internet of Things," a growing network of objects creating and exchanging data without people directly involved.

Things are getting a "voice," said Ric Asselstine, CEO of Terepac Corp., which makes tiny electronics to put into objects to make them "smart" and compatible with the Internet of Things.

"At the end of the day, what we're creating is information," Asselstine said via phone from Terepac's headquarters in Waterloo, Ont

There is the potential for "trillions" of devices to be connected to the Internet of Things, he said, noting all of the objects in his office alone.

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