DO NOT PUBLISH Future Is Here Festival 2015: Kevin Ashton, Inventor of "the Internet of Things"

Kevin led pioneering work on RFID (radio frequency identification) networks, for which he coined the term the Internet of Things, and co-founded the Auto-ID Center at MIT. His writing about innovation and technology has appeared in Quartz, Medium, The Atlantic, and the New York Times.Kevin has a long history as a tech innovator and as an entrepreneur. His new book, "How To Fly A Horse: The Secret History of Creation," Invention, and Discovery is an inspiring and empowering look at behind the scenes of humanitys greatest creations, revealing the surprising way we make something new (14:51)

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