What is the IoT and why should you care? From "smart" houses to "smart" cars, from cashless banking to wearable sensors that gather personal health data, new technological innovations are part of the Internet of Things (IoT) and are now integrated with nearly all aspects of daily living, impacting health, home, transportation, shopping, travel, and entertainment. Soon, almost everything will be "smart," interconnected, fully networked, and able to communicate information back and forth. Advances to sophisticated artificial intelligence and machine learning, automation, and augmented reality, mean the internet landscape is undergoing massive change. It's no longer just about accessing information via electronic devices like laptops, smartphones, and tablets. From toasters to transit systems, we are now in the age of the IoT where these interconnected devices and objects learn from data exchanges and adapt and respond to our personal needs and preferences. If you wonder what this could mean for you, read this guide to understanding the way soon-to-be common technologies affect your daily life and how to use these technologies for increased safety, security, convenience, and quality of life. Whether you are a mainstream user of technology, part of the sandwich generation, or a baby boomer trying to navigate the IoT age, this book is your roadmap.