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This section will explore the prospects and potential of a second wave of connectivity, where "intelligence" is embedded in the objects and materials of our daily lives -- appliances, automobiles, homes, and even clothing -- that are interconnected. This will create large, pervasive networks which enable new levels of scientific and public understanding. How will pervasive networks be used for environmental gains?

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