Everything you need to know about the Internet of Things in less than four minutes

In the next few years, we will see the arrival of some 30 billion to 50 billion connected devices. The Internet of Things (IoT) will allow the unprecedented creation and sharing of data. And, by analysing all of that information, we will learn how to improve our lives and create new experiences in the home, workplace and beyond.

Now you can learn everything you need to know about IoT by watching the latest episode of Explanimators from Microsoft Story Labs.

Set as a modern take on a classic fairytale, the video features Asta Roseway, principal research designer at Microsoft Research and co-founder of FoodFutures, an exhibition addressing food production needs in the year 2050; Ros Harvey, founder and managing director at ag-tech company The Yield Lab, which is pioneering connected oyster production; and Microsoft Executive Vice0President of Business Development Peggy Johnson, who is responsible for driving strategic partnerships between automotive manufacturers and the Microsoft cloud in order to create the next generation of smart vehicles.

Check out the new episode below, and stay tuned for more animated adventures in technology coming soon from Story Labs.

In case you missed it, here is our animated guide to artificial intelligence: