Connected World: Examining the Internet of Things, Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, February 11, 2015   [open pdf - 7MB]

This is the February 11, 2015 hearing on "The Connected World: Examining the Internet of Things," held before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. From the opening statement of John Thune: "By now, all of us are very used to having at least one or two electronic items near us that are connected to the Internet, such as computers, phones, and TVs. Increasingly, however, we are seeing common everyday objects being connected online, a literal Internet of Things that will soon be ubiquitous. These things unobtrusively gather data and communicate with users and with other devices to solve a variety of consumer and business needs. Some have argued the Internet of Things is the third wave of the Internet following the fixed Internet of the 1990s and the mobile Internet of the 2000s. The economic impact of IoT promises to be significant and will drive growth in every sector of our economy. According to McKinsey & Company, the Internet of Things has the potential to create a global economic impact of up to $6.2 trillion annually by 2025, with 50 billion Internet-connected devices by 2020." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michael Abbott, Douglas Davis, Lance Donny, Adam D. Thierer, and Justin Brookman.

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S. Hrg. 114-237; Senate Hearing 114-237
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