The Internet of things IoT started before the Internet

Abstract: The Internet of things (IoT) really started as a ARPANET of things. Throughout history man has used new technology to improve his lifestyle. With each new technology, someone always seems to oversell it. The new technology is touted to be able to change the world including making bad people nice. Today technology is so ubiquitous that it fades in the background and we ignore. We don't marvel that our homes are heated with fire or that electricity is inside our walls, it is just expected and ever present.