Osbone Backs “Internet of Things”

George Osborne has confirmed Techno’s long held suspicion that this government is preparing for a hypothetical technological revolution known as the Internet of Things, where everything from pacemakers to fridges will be connected to the internet. Osborne announced plans to invest in the Internet of Things during the budget, which conveniently allowed him to shoehorn a dig at “Two Kitchens Ed” into his speech.

“And we’ll invest in what is known as the Internet of Things. This is the next stage of the information revolution, connecting up everything from urban transport to medical devices to household appliances. So should – to use a ridiculous example – someone have two kitchens, they will be able to control both fridges from the same mobile phone.”

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