The internet of things (IoT) is the internet working of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as “connected devices” and “smart devices”), buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data.
Personally I love the internet and the power of it.
I didn’t grow up with the internet so we o me it’s still fairly new. Our son however is obsessed but to be fair it’s all he knows.
We had issues with our signal last week and you would have thought it was the end of the world… literally. ‘But WHHHYY is there no internet?, fix it, fix it…. ‘ and to be fair even the TV in our house arrives via the internet now so not just his phone, the I pad and Xbox that didn’t work.
Although I love the internet it’s actually quite nice when everything goes down or you find somewhere with no signal. The flip side being when you need to work and it doesn’t, it is incredibly frustrating.
In exactly the same way we rely on the internet ‘The internet of things’ is also hear to stay and also not so hard to imagine.
Soon, very soon, everything will have some sort of sensor built in to it to monitor anything and everything you could possibly imagine and report their findings to your mobile phone.
So are you going to embrace this change and take advantage of the benefits, in the same way you have with your mobile phone and the internet or are you going to run away and hide, try and ignore it and hope it goes away?