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    For example,

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    In the not-too-distant future, everyday objects such as shoes, carpets, and toothbrushes will contain technology that collects information. You will then be able to personalize these objects, allowing them to change physical state like color or respond to your daily mood. They will also be able to exchange data with other objects and send information to other people. For example, your toothbrush will be capable of analyzing your breath and booking an appointment with your doctor if it detects the smell of lung cancer. In other words, what were once just ordinary objects will be increasingly networked and intelligent. Manufacturers will use the information generated by these smart products to sell you other services or enhance your “ownership experience.

    Can you replace "for example" here with "as an illustration"? Isn't "ilustration" a diagram or a graphical demonstration?
    I don't think "illustration" fits here, but "for instance" would.

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    Re: For example,

    "For example" is fine. So is "for instance."

    An "illustration" does not need to be a picture or some sort of graphical item. You can metaphorically "illustrate" something by providing more detail, or an example.

    But, I would not use it here. The original, "for example" is suitable.

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