The fourth Industrial revolution has seen the emergence of Sensors and other embedded devices that accurately monitor, scan and send data back to the user. This has disrupted many digital markets, ranging from Automation to Cybersecurity. Big Data Analytics materialized on the surface of computational processing. Economies, Corporations, and numerous business ventures have seen exponential growth due to the appearance of such digital revolutions. Now we can think about the Internet of things.
In the year of 2008, Internet of things (IoT) was named among the “Disruptive Civil Technologies” due to its significant implications across common fields like Finance, Engineering, and Technology. As time passed, IoT became more prominent in the Technological sector of many industries around the globe.
Big Question: - What is the Internet of things?
Answer: The Internet of things (IoT) refers to the network of multiple devices including vehicles, home appliances, and other items that are implanted with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity which enables them to send and receive data. IoT is basically a fusion of Big Data Analytics & Sensory Technology.
IoT extends Internet connectivity beyond standard devices like laptops, smartphones, and tablets, to any non-internet-enabled physical devices and common objects. Such devices have embedded sensors that can communicate and interact over the Internet. They can be remotely controlled and monitored. Examples of IoT would include the arrival of Driverless Vehicles, Smart Lock Systems, Nest Smart Thermostat, Wearables (Apple Watch, Fitbit, & Jawbone), Amazon Echo. The list continues...
IoT is being integrated into Healthcare systems, Manufacturing Units, and Business Operations. IoT is connecting the globe in many ways, because of its advancements in the contemporary world. Processors that were cheap and power-frugal enough to be all, but disposable were required before it became cost-effective to connect billions of devices.
IoT is bridging the digital divide through some groundbreaking inventions that span across different continents. IoT has always intrigued businesses and industries, however, it has now reached homes and offices with smart devices that provide a good platform for efficient operations.
IoT is the next big Technological frontier that offers unlimited opportunities for the world around us.
Written by: Johan Jeson
Johan Jeson is volunteering for Voyager Space Outreach to write Blog Posts on Space/STEM oriented topics.