The Internet of Things or better known as IoT has been making buzzes in the web community in recent years. When you think of IoT, it’s one of the most cutting-edge forms of technology that operate autonomous vehicles, Blockchain, Machine Learning, VR and AI. As a matter of fact, the Internet of Things is already proving to be a significant step in the digital transformation.
In basic terms, IoT primarily refers to Internet-enabled devices that can “communicate” with other devices. In technical terms, it’s a network of computerized devices that have sensors and the unique capacity to transfer data with other smart devices within a particular network. The Coke machine was initially the first smart device which provided remarkable information on the current stock of soft drinks; whether they were cold or not. Over the years, tremendous advancement has necessitated the need to incorporate wireless sensor networks, advanced sensors, real-time data analysis, automation and much more to newly developed devices.
The IoT is widely considered to have a significant impact on how humans will live and work in coming years. In essence, the recent pledge by multinational corporations to invest $6 billion in the Internet of Things system speaks volumes about the vast potential of this highly lucrative business sector. Moreover, the industry is expected to generate a staggering $13 trillion by 2030. Such figures have been backed up the potential procurement of over 20.8 billion IoT devices by 2025. Much closer to home, we’ve probably interacted with or seen IoT devices either knowingly or unknowingly.
Critical Examples of IoT Devices in Operation
Imagine you intend on going to a meeting at a predetermined location. Your internet-enabled car will access your calendar and advise you on best traffic routes to take to avoid traffic snarl ups. Additionally, it will also notify other attendees to the meeting on your impending late arrival. On the other hand, you can control room temperatures while still in the office courtesy of advanced cell phone connectivity.
Primary beneficiaries of the Internet of Things include the health care sector, agriculture, infrastructure, logistics and much more. Global tech giants such as Google, Amazon, Hitachi, Amazon and Microsoft have gone above and beyond to incorporate IoT into their groundbreaking devices.
IoT in Relation with Environmental Protection
It’s undeniable that IoT devices have a significant contribution in environmental protection in more ways than you can imagine. Such an impressive contribution is directly attributed to sensor-enabled devices that have the unique ability to collect details about air quality, garbage decomposition and pollution.