28. June 2016 · Comments Off on The sweep of the Internet of Things, garbage cans and all  · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Who could imagine being wowed by a garbage can? In our age of technological whiz-bang, not much floors us anymore. But I confess, I couldn’t stop thinking about the lowly garbage can.Embedded with smart sensors, it alerts city workers when it’s ready to be emptied, which slashes fuel costs and avoids unnecessary garbage pickups. That may not sound so impressive — at least compared to driverless cars or sending regular folk into space — but when the dumbest of items gains intelligence, we need to pay attention.

Source: The sweep of the Internet of Things, garbage cans and all | TechCrunch