IoT or the Internet of Things if you’re not familiar with the term is basically the future of all technology. Roughly 50 billion devices are expected to be connected by IoT 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. In addition to that, they’re also the ears and eyes of Internet of Things. Moreover, the Internet of Things is the network of physical objects that have embedded technology to be able 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 would be linked to a massive network of data. Sooner or later, there’ll be a global system of interconnected sensors, computer networks, actuators as well as devices that are using internet protocol which holds great potential to change our lives that it’s typically deemed as the 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. Devices can connect to other devices either with or without human touch to put it simply. When the sensors are fitted into these machines, it will have the ability to know the condition it’s in and whenever necessary, perform its own maintenance.
By the year 2020, there are expected 10 million self-driving cars on the road and these are expected to reduce traffic accidents and fatalities by up to 90 percent. To be able to bring you to your destination safely, these cars will be communicating to other cars, traffic lights, weather station and even on the very road you’re driving on, all of which become available due to Internet of Things.
As a matter of fact, the Internet of Things enables objects to be controlled or sensed remotely across an existing network infrastructure which then creates an opportunity for direct integration of physical world in a computer based systems and results in improved accuracy, economic benefit, and efficiency. Through IoT, we are going to have easier communication as everything will be connected to a massive network.