10:00 am EDT - 11:00 am EDT

Past Event

How the “Internet of Things” is transforming the global economy

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Brookings Institution
Saul Room/Zilkha Lounge

1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC

The “Internet of Things” — defined as the connection of objects to a network, and each other, without using a computer — allows unprecedented access to and connectivity across wide swaths of the world economy. Coupled with mobile broadband networks, the Internet of Things is poised to revolutionize the world in a very brief period of time, leading to several salient questions: what does this next generation of technology innovation mean for the business sector, governments and everyday Internet users? How are these developments relevant to the United States’ and other nations’ efforts to reform education, support health care, reduce opportunity gaps in low income communities, and expand economic opportunity for everyone? What might be the economic implications both domestically and internationally? How can governments and mobile providers unlock the potential of the Internet of Things?

On October 21, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted a discussion on the ways that the Internet of Things, fueled by mobile broadband technologies, can have a far-reaching impact on education, American and global business, and the digital economy.

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