What Is The Edge?
Today we're also standing at the beginning of a new reality. And this is a reality where sensors act as senses, and the processing is done in silicon and software. And soon there will be a perfect visual mirror of our world, with every object streaming information. And this is the edge, as we call it. And it will be everywhere, and everything. That is the Internet of Things, and ultimately it will be the internet of everything. And it's happening fast. With the cost of a connected node approaching zero dollars, the number of them is absolutely exploding. We'll soon have 100 billion connected devices, and then a trillion. And we'll be awash in rich data. But more importantly, we'll have the ability to harness that data. With unprecedented computing power and fifth-generation connectivity, we can engage in massive engines of computer science to analyze that data, and drive radical progress through our global society.