Friday, April 4, 2014

Cows Are Getting Plugged Into The Internet of Things

Photo: by hbomb
Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

The Internet of Things envisions a world where all things are "smartened" and connected to the Internet, always broadcasting real-time updates. Usually people think of appliances, which for me always conjures images of The Brave Little Toaster.

Did you ever carry this idea out into living things? Plants, then animals...then humans? Well, technology from the Internet of Things has definitely crept into the world of plants and is now making its way toward animals. Large-scale farms are eager to use new technical applications - anything to help stay ahead of the changing food system and a shuttering economy.