Internet of Things Exceeds The Internet of People [Infographic]

While we were asleep at the switch learning to "plus one" on Google, the Internet of Things (IOT) just exceeded the number of people that reside on the planet. Beyond just smartphones and tablets, that number of "things" that connect to the Internet will only continue to scale as the growing number of connected gizmos, appliances - and even cows - are coded and catalogued to send messages to the Web.

Dave Evans at Cisco noted that "there are more devices tapping into the Internet than people on Earth to use them." How is that possible you ask? Well an infographic the firm just published provides us insight with a visual snapshot of the increase in "things" connected to the Internet - and how they will serve us in the very foreseeable future.

In the graphic novel satire, "Facebucks & Dumb F*cks," Z-Man (aka Mark Zuckerberg) is outraged that he might be outdone by the Chinese in the race to jump on the "Internet of Things" band-wagon.

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So while we all continue to amuse ourselves with 'old-school' social networks that LIKE and Google-Plus-One us, the world around us is adapting to Web 3.0 and the Semantic Web, the next iteration of the Internet. This is the future where you very well may have more to say and learn from your devices - and yes, even cows - than from that last group of followers you added to your Google Circle of "Acquaintances."

In fact - think of it- there just might be automated networks in the next couple of years, where "things" start Google-plussing "things."