MIT Researcher: 6 Ways Technology Will Make Us Immortal, Telepathic And More

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While the Internet of Things might not help humans live forever (at least not yet), it can certainly help them live longer, Rose said.

Take Glow Caps, for instance, a pill bottle cap that alerts users when they forgot to take their medication. Made by a company called Vitality, Glow Caps can send a notification to users via their smartphones, or, as its name suggests, by lighting up a wirelessly connected night light in their homes, to remind them it's time for their daily dose.

So far, Glow Caps has been a success; Rose said a recent study proved that users of the device were 98 percent likely to remember their medications every day, compared to the 78 percent likelihood of those not using the device.


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