In a very short time, the Internet has dramatically changed how we work, live, play, and learn. Yet, we have barely scratched the surface. Using existing and new technologies, we are connecting the physical world to the Internet. It is by connecting the unconnected that we transition from the Internet to the Internet of Things.
What is Internet of Things (IoT)
IoT basically refers to the billions of physical devices around the world that are now connected to the internet, collecting and sharing data. Due to processors becoming cheaper every year and wireless networks reaching every part of the globe, it’s possible to turn anything, from a jacket to an airplane, into part of the IoT. This gives devices that would otherwise be characterized as dumb by humans a level of digital intelligence, enabling them to communicate without a human being involved, and merging the digital and physical worlds.