The objects around you are in constant communication, keeping in touch, to keep up with you
Be glad: everything you own will become a little bit more independent. Some 80% of experts say by 2020, we'll see an "internet of things." That means most products will carry transmitters and receivers, send out navigation signals to each other, and stay in contact. But don't worry - you'll be able to keep track of them as well.
Your clothes, for example, might be able to go and wash themselves, as they'll have transmitters too. As will washers and dryers, and taxis. So your favorite T-shirt and jeans will make their own way to the laundromat. Who knows, maybe they'll be home, clean and folded, before you're home from work.
Thesis 50: In the "Internet of Things" radio tags are embedded in all products and items, enabling them to communicate and navigate on their own, making each item traceable and connected to others.
"The majority of professionals regard the wide-spread usage of "Internet of Things" applications as a possible or probable development. Some participants would probably need more information about such applications in order to make a more decisive judgment. Others might be skeptical about the usefulness and, in particular, the profitability of radio tags.
However, it is considered realistic that "Internet of Things" applications will find wide-spread usage. These applications might also allow logistics providers to better meet growing demands for flexibility (see Thesis 40), and also offer whole new dimensions of transparency and security in logistics. Further interdependencies with Theses 39, 47, 48, 52, 56, 58, 60."
All theses can be found in the study to download.