Author: Connected World

The IoT is helping companies reduce, reuse, and move the needle toward circularity. In September, Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard set a high bar for companies that claim to care about the planet. Chouinard and his heirs essentially gave the outdoor clothing and gear company away for the benefit of the environment. And while this business move represents what many beyond the Chouinard family consider to be an extreme dedication to the planet, committing resources to the pursuit of sustainability and a more circular business model has become far less extreme of a position than it used to be. A majority…

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The metaverse—the so-called future of the internet—is a hot topic. As usual for tech buzzwords, some of the attention is positive, and some of it is negative. While the size and scope of the impact that metaverse technology will have on life and business in the near and long-term futures is not yet clear, what is clear is that it will have an impact. Its impact will start to become more obvious as the decade progresses. According to Precedence Research, the global metaverse market could reach $1.3 trillion by 2030, which is up from $51.69 billion in 2021. The metaverse…

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