Internet of Things: There’s now a US congressional committee for that

Internet of Things: There’s now a US congressional committee for that
There could be as many as 25 billion things connected to the Internet by 2020.
By David Kravets
Jan 13 2015
<http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/01/internet-of-things-theres-now-a-us-congressional-committee-for-that/>

Lawmakers are often mocked for their lack of knowledge of technology issues and the tech behind them.

Now House members are attempting to tackle the biggest tech cliché of them all: the Internet of Things.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Rep. Susan DelBene (D-WA) announced Tuesday the Congressional Caucus on the Internet of Things. It will be a group of lawmakers studying—you guessed it—the Internet of Things in a bid to help educate members “on the development of innovative technology and public policy in the Internet of Things’ space,” according to an e-mail from Issa’s office.

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