Internet of Things

Nowadays, histories are not made overnight. Inventions and innovations are a part of everyday life and discoveries are just long term researches’ everyone does have an inkling about.
So, it doesn’t seem absurd when we already know what is going to be the next big thing. And, when people say Internet of things is the future of our generations you nay want to believe them.
In the past few years, the Internet of Things has gained so much hype that all the technology experts are trying their hand at it. Apple has the “Homekit”, Google has its “Nest” and Samsung is working with “SmartThings”.
But most of us still don’t know what is IoT, why it is so important and how it is going to change our lives. Well, the following article may help.
As of now, 5 billion devices are connected to the internet and this number is expected to rise tenfold by the end of this decade. So, if devices can be connected at such a large scale what is going to stop people from connecting too?
With Smartphones and handheld devices becoming so common that everyone has it. And, internet becoming as accessible and cheap as it ever could be industry experts thought to club all our home and work devices together wirelessly to change the way we work.

The world has been a global village for a long time now. So, it’s kind of obvious to make the “things” that make the world connected act as a receiver in addition to their role as messenger.

Think about how this network of people to people, devices to devices and devices to people will affect our lives if they start sharing data and information to work as a system rather than individual units.
For e.g. – Your mobile tells your home ventilation system that you have left the office and it powers on the ACS or heaters as per the weather of your region. Thus, welcoming you to a well-aerated room.
Or you don’t have to worry about switching off lights and water taps because of the smart motion sensors placed in your house. This idea has already been implemented in Masdar, UAE to cut 50% of electricity and 51% of water consumption.
The Internet of Things collect data from various sensors, index it in its cloud infrastructure according to our needs, taking into account our behavior and health issues to power various applications and services.
We used to think that our future will be made easier with the help of robots but none of us realized that we have been using them for a very long. All we needed was to add some functionality. Smartphones, tablets, Smart TVs, nuh uh, it’s time for smart Cars, Smart hospitals, and Smart homes.
This is just a small impact on lives of people. IoT is supposed to change the way we think and work by bringing in a technological revolution so big that connectivity will become a necessity rather than a luxury.

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