Silicon.com has a nice summary about the "Internet of Things" or what I like to call "Phase 2" of the Internet.
Let's call it the Physical World Web 2.0
We will soon be in the middle of a blizzard of tiny computers embedded into everyday items and constantly talking to each other.
Welcome to the so-called 'internet of things' which will replace today's internet of people and data. Everyday items from TVs to toothbrushes, sports equipment and even buildings will have in-built computing power and wireless that will allow them to communicate and share information.
Robin Mannings, BT futurologist and research foresight manager said: "The idea of having technology in everyday objects isn't a pipedream - it's the next evolution of the internet."
He told silicon.com: "RFID is just the tip of the iceberg and the iceberg is ubiquitous computing - more or less everything being a computer."
What will all of these items need? A physical world hyperlink