As the world becomes more and more connected the Internet of Things is becoming more and more of a reality.
"The Internet of Things refers to uniquely identifiable objects (things) and their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure. The term Internet of Things was first used by Kevin Ashton in 1999. The concept of the Internet of Things first became popular through the Auto-ID Center and related market analysts publications. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is often seen as a prerequisite for the Internet of Things. If all objects of daily life were equipped with radio tags, they could be identified and inventoried by computers.However, unique identification of things may be achieved through other means such as barcodes or 2D-codes as well." - Wikipedia