The Big Data Opportunity in Trash

These days everyone is talking about how the Internet of Things, RFID and Smart appliances will revolutionize our day-to-day lives. Smart refrigerators promise to someday soon be able to identify the items inside them. Your refrigerator could identify that you have a gallon of milk that is past its expiration date then submit a request to a nearby retailer to deliver a new jug to your house. The goal is a completely optimized supply chain that senses when you are about to be “out of stock” in a household item and auto-magically replenishes it.

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