CES 2014: The Next Big Thing? Or a Bunch of Small Things?

By Bloomberg Photos - 2014-01-09T02:38:04Z

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Internet of Everything 

Amid the laughs John Chambers drew during his bit with comedian Sarah Silverman, Cisco Systems's CEO was serious about the opportunity he saw with Internet-connected products -- to the tune of $19 trillion.

During his keynote address, Chambers drew a picture of a world in which connected objects, ranging from cars to household goods, know people's preferences. That could lead to more consumer purchases, he said.

“This is not about technology at all,” Chambers said. “It’s about how it changes people's lives forever.”

As well as Fido's.

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