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Have you ever wondered how the technology that is shaping our world works?There is a constant barrage of new technologies but the plain language that describes them as well as their implications is often illusive. And, with these new technologies come new questions. Will there be a robot uprising? Will we be able to grow enough food in the future? Should I be worried about my privacy? What is artificial intelligence anyway? Will we ultimately merge with technology?Books about technology can intimidating. This is not that book. This book has been written to be approachable and easy to understand. This book provides an introduction to a host of technologies and trends that explain our technological present and our technological future. Set against the backdrop of two colliding technologies - artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, this book explores and educates the reader on a host of technologies that are transforming the world.From the background and history that brought us to this point, to the technologies driving this transformation, to the implications it will have for humanity and the opportunities it will provide, this book explores this coming era.