January 8, 2013

Vint Cerf: Your shirt shouldn't have Internet access

Vint Cerf at CES 2013.The Internet has come a long way since he helped create it in the 1970s, Vint Cerftold an audience at CES today -- but there are still some places it shouldn't go.

"What would happen if our clothes were Internet-enabled?" Cerf, Google's chief Internet evangelist, asked during a morning session at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

It's a question Cerf started asking himself in response to a problem as old as laundry: Where did that sock go? RFID chips attached to socks could answer that question -- "Hi, I'm sock #124L, and I'm under the sofa in the living room," Cerf said, doing his best sock impression...Read more at CNET News

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