This week Chicago is hosting the 2nd annual Internet of Things World Forum at the Hyatt Regency. More than 1,500 industry attendees are hearing about and discussing the IoT. The Internet of Things is technology that allows objects with sensors like smartphones, vehicles, traffic lights, wearable devices, machinery, computers and more to share information. It is something that is going to be talked about more and more and the applications of the technology could reach almost every aspect of our lives. More than 3 billion objects have already been digitally connected and 300,000 more are connected every hour. This article from the Chicago Tribune highlights this week’s forum and the role that Chicago hopes to play in this industry. To read more about the topic, have a look at this explanation from InfoWorld.