WONDER #2463: What is the Internet of Things?

Question 1 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. Most things in a smart home are part of the Internet of Things.
  2. In 2020, around 34 billion devices will be on the Internet of Things.
  3. Devices on the Internet of Things use the Internet to share data with each other and make many parts of life easier.
  4. The Internet of Things is great, but there are some concerns also.

Question 2 of 3

Which of the following is NOT true about the Internet of Things?

  1. The Internet of Things will definitely allow robots to take over the world.
  2. It’s estimated that, in 2020, 34 billion devices will be part of the Internet of Things.
  3. Many devices in a smart home are part of the Internet of Things.
  4. The Internet of Things can make some parts of life easier.

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following is a potential problem with the Internet of Things?

  1. Many devices are connected through the Internet of Things.
  2. Hackers might steal data from homes, cars, and businesses.
  3. Smart coffeemakers cannot connect to the Internet of Things.
  4. Smart thermostats can adjust to a person’s preferred temperature.

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