What The Internet of Things Means For Physical Industries

The extension of the Internet to the physical world is a huge step forward and in this video Michael Mandel, chief economic strategist at the Progressive Policy Institute, talks about what this will mean for us. During the Washington Post Live's All Things Connected forum he explains that "the Internet has transformed digital industries, while the Internet of Things will transform physical industries." He estimates that 20% of GDP comes from the digital industries, which means that 80% comes from the physical industries. This shows that the transformation of physical industries can have a massive impact on the GDP. In addition he explains why he believes that the Internet of Things will be a job creator instead of a job destructor, as is often thought of technological advances.

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Dr Mark van Rijmenam
Dr Mark van Rijmenam

Dr Mark van Rijmenam is The Digital Speaker. He is a future tech strategist who thinks about how technology changes organisations, society and the metaverse. Dr Mark van Rijmenam is an international keynote speaker, 4x author and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Datafloq and the author of the book on the metaverse: Step into the Metaverse: How the Immersive Internet Will Unlock a Trillion-Dollar Social Economy detailing what the metaverse is and how organizations and consumers can benefit from the immersive internet.

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Dr Mark van Rijmenam is The Digital Speaker. He is a future tech strategist who thinks about how emerging technologies change organizations, society and the metaverse. Van Rijmenam is an international keynote speaker, 4x author and entrepreneur.

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