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10 Machines You Probably Didn't Know Were Online

10 billion devices are connected to the Industrial Internet today. And we're not just talking about modems.

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1. Wind Turbines

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The future is here. Wind turbines can now talk to each other online and adjust the pitch of their blades in unison — any way the wind blows — all thanks to thousands of sensors. Unfortunately, they'll blow you off if you try to friend them on Facebook.

3. CT Scanners

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Beds aren't the only thing going online. In Washington state, one hospital connected their CT scanners to the cloud, giving specialists real-time access to images. And with new dose management software, ionized radiation levels continue to drop.

9. Ship Propellers

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While you won't find them live-tweeting their trip, ship propellers are online too — connected by tiny sensors in the ship's engine, reporting back on performance and power output. Still, it'd be nice if they Instagrammed some dolphins or something.

When machines and minds communicate, the conversation can change the world. Learn more about the next Industrial Revolution at

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