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Picture waking up as your curtains slide open and the room lights slowly brighten. When your feet touch the floor, sensors on the wall detect the movement and tell your coffee machine to turn on. After you shower, your car’s heater switches itself on to melt away any overnight ice build-up. When you brush your teeth, your toothbrush records the motions and offers suggestions. Your watch buzzes, alerting you of a traffic jam on your way to work and suggesting an alternate route. You get in your car, and as you approach the office, a map of free parking spots flashes up on your windscreen, and allows you to reserve one. That would be your morning routine in an Internet of Things.

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