IoT or the Internet of Things if you’re not familiar with the term is basically the future of all technology. The IoT is expected to connect around 50 billion devices by the year 2020. If you will notice, each and every device will need to have a piece of software or microelectromechanical system short for MEMS in order for the IoT to work.
As a matter of fact, MEMS are small low power sensors, so small that 100 pieces of them can be fitted in a dime. Internet of things is capable to sense, act and think but only with the availability of these sensors. They are also the ears and eyes of Internet of Things. Aside from that, the Internet of Things is network of physical objects that have embedded technology in order to sense and communicate or interact with internal states or external environment.
Everything from smart phones that we carry in our pockets, buildings which we live and work, to the cars we’re driving are linked to this massive network of data. Eventually, there is going to be a global system of interconnected sensors, computer networks, actuators as well as devices that use internet protocol which holds great potential in changing our lives that it’s often considered as next generation of the internet.
Internet of Things is internetworking of the physical devices, cars or also referred as smart devices and connected devices, buildings and several other items embedded with sensors, electronics, software as well as network connectivity that allow these objects to exchange and collect data. To make things a lot simpler, either with or without human touch, devices can connect to other devices. The machine will be able to know the condition it’s in and whenever necessary, perform its own maintenance when it is fitted with these sensors.
There are 10 million self-driving cars that are expected to be out on the road by the year 2020 and expected to reduce traffic accidents and fatalities by up to 90 percent. These cars will be communicating to other cars, traffic lights, weather station and even on the very road you’re driving on to be able to bring you to your destination safely and all of which become available with the help of Internet of Things.
The truth is, Internet of Things makes it feasible for objects to be controlled or sensed remotely across an existing network of infrastructure that will create an opportunity for the direct integration of physical world in computing based and lead to improved accuracy, economic benefit and efficiency. Through IoT, we are going to have easier communication as everything will be connected to a massive network.