The basic idea in both cases mentioned in the title of this post is a connection between elements in a group or set. If your car picks up a signal from your coat closet door that you have extracted your coat and gloves in preparation for a drive somewhere, it may start its engine to warm things up. Your garage door may raise so you can drive out. If your computer sends a file to your smartphone listing items the household needs you to buy, the internet of things is working for you. Much more complex interactions might be involved that are not only among your own devices.
If dolphins, elephants and various kinds of apes are connected among themselves by means of devices in their brains and perhaps to each other, there might be some benefit for those animals and for humans. So, more than 900 million web pages are listed in Google about the possible internet of animals.
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