IDG Contributor Network: Welcome to a world of sensors

Increasingly, we live in a sensor-laden world. Almost every electronic device in our lives has some kind of sensor in it, possibly many. We don’t tend to think of sensors when looking at our phones, refrigerators, cars, airplanes and buildings, but believe me, they’re in there.

And increasingly, we’re going to be aware of them. Because they’re going to take on forms — and be embedded in places — that we haven’t experienced before. And it’s going to be remarkable.

Your home as a sensor suite

Even if it’s not leaping out at you upon walking through the front door, your domicile is already armed with sensors. Appliances of all sizes and types, televisions, video game consoles, home computers and more operate using sensors of many kinds.

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