Meshing digital for cash

Personal data is, it seems, the key to turning most visions of a digital future into reality.Take market researcher Gartner’s forecasts around the emergence of a world based on a so-called “digital mesh” or digital ecosystem, the foundations of which are already in place today. This concept is built on the idea of everyone being surrounded by lots of devices – or “device meshes” – whether at home, at work or in their car. These devices, which all have their own IP address and include everything from wearable technology to machine-to-machine-enabled fridges connected to the Internet of Things, will each be equipped with sensors – 30 billion of them by 2020 apparently. The sensors will in turn, transmit data – dubbed “Information of Everything” – about us, our movements (via…

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