Majority Report? IoT bridges sci-fi and reality gap

Internet of Things (IoT) technology is creating a world that once belonged in the realms of sci-fi

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
19th June, 2016
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Jonny Voon, lead IoT technologist, Innovate UK Picture: Maura Hickey

There’s a scene in Minority Report where Tom Cruise walks into a futuristic version of Gap. His eyes get scanned by sensors in the store in order to provide him with personal recommendations.

This level of personalisation isn’t so far away in the real world. Internet of Things (IoT) technology is enabling levels of analytics that previously only belonged in the realms of sci-fi. For some this vision is nothing short of dystopian...

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