The term "surfing the Internet“ become known after an article with the same title, written by U.S. librarian Jean Armour Polly, was published in 1992. She came up with the title while looking at her mouse pad, which pictured a surfer.
In 2016, T-Systems South Africa developed a smart water meter, which measures how much water is taken from a well or discharged from a water treatment facility. The system also allows leaks to be pinpointed and eliminated faster.
A number of European cities have already been equipped with smart street lighting. The lamps have integrated motion, air pollution, temperature and acoustic sensors. They use this information to decide when to shine and at what intensity. They also reduce energy consumption as they are LED lamps – a consistently efficient solution.
"Need fresh grass! Love, Bessie"? Not exactly. Sensors in a collar measure the cow's vital signs and activity and send the information to a data collector. The data collector then sends text messages to the farmer, for example, when a cow is about to give birth.
Hacker attacks are not a new thing. In 1988, a computer science student brought the entire Internet to a standstill. Oops!