CHAPTER 7

UNLEASHING THE POWER OF SMART THINGS

In the current excitement around blockchain, it is easy to lose sight of parallel technology trends poised to explode in the next decade. Most important among them, for blockchain, are IoT and AI. Today we think of organizations as made up mostly of people. Yet in a short few years, the number of intelligent assets in an organization could dwarf the number of people, as organizations embed billions of devices and sensors in their products and infrastructure. Today we think of people making decisions and taking actions. Soon, many decisions will be translated into algorithms and executed autonomously.

IoT and AI will activate new value and drive new innovations. When integrated with blockchain, they ...

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