IOT stands for “Internet of Things“. The concept is that we are moving towards a future where everything will be connected to the internet. All the major players in electronics are working very hard to get their devices to be able to connect and integrate with other devices as well as just being accessible remotely using the internet. You might think that that is a future still far away, think again. Here are some facts surrounding IOT:
It is estimated that in 2015, there was approximately 4.9 billion connected things on the planet. The number of Internet-connected things will reach or even exceed 25 to 50 billion devices as predicted by some sources such as Forbes, Gartner and Statista as early as by 2020
By 2020, it is estimated that a quarter of a billion vehicles will be connected to the Internet, giving us completely new possibilities for in-vehicle services and automated driving.
The IOT is a giant network of connected “things” (which also includes people). The relationship will be between people-people, people-things, and things-things.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is coming and its coming fast
Examples of IoT and how you can use it.
This is a huge market and here you will find anything from smart watches, rings, trackers, fitness monitors, vital monitors, glasses and even clothing and shoes. The market is growing at an astounding rate.
In the smart home market you can find smart alarm systems, mobile accessible surveillance cameras, baby monitors, smart self driving lawnmowers as well as smart irrigation systems
Control all your lighting from one central point. Set a scenes or program your lights to randomly go on and of when you are not home or when you are planning on arriving.
Use connected and smart thermostats to control the temperature in your home.
Everything in our cities will be come more and more digitally connected. The ring you wear will contain all your train and buss ticket information, self adapting and optimised lighting systems and many more, the possibilities are endless.
What you think can be connected is only the tip of the iceberg. Everything will be connected!