You may have heard the saying, ‘the internet of things,’ but what does this mean and what does it have to do with vacuum gauges? This popular phrase means that everyday objects become much more powerful with network connectivity. Connected devices exchange data, and, in the process, change the way we use the device. A new symbiosis between humans and technology is now a reality, and the implications - along with the possibilities – are seemingly endless. Now, what about those vacuum gauges?