Life is hard. Luckily, humans are pretty smart and invent some great ways to deal with the complexities of life.
The ability to do these and a whole lot more is thanks to the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT). The phrase “Internet of Things” coined by Kevin Ashoton refers to an expanding network of connected objects that can collect and exchange data through embedded sensors.
But why do you need IoT?
The IoT make our lives better by letting us focus on doing what we love, while taking care of the rest intelligently and automatically. And while intelligent automation is the hallmark, you’ll also enjoy the ability to control these devices yourself, using your smartphone. From anywhere in the world.
Fast Company recently reported that the IoT “is barely representative today of what it might become tomorrow”, though over the years IoT has gained the power to change our world. Soon every device – and nearly every object imaginable – will be connected to the Internet. Whether via wearable tech, phone, or everyday household objects, IoT will be a part of life in the coming days.
Reports from leading market analysis firms like Gartner forecasts that 20.4 billion connected devices will be in use worldwide by 2020. It sounds like a science fiction movie and instead it is reality!
Internet of Things is mainly interesting because the way someone is trying to get something done can be measured, reported, and analyzed, and turned into guidance for what would make a product more useful.
Some people just love gadgets — they live for the thrill of new technology – and are going to embrace the IoT lifestyle quicker than others, but of course it’s going to be a gradual process and eventually even the most sluggish tech adopters are going to notice the benefits of this new wave of hardware devices and software systems.
To find out more about how IoT is changing the world, watch this video: