This article originally appeared on IoT Evolution by Charles Dearing.
You approach your front door, you tap the screen of your smartphone and hear the door unlock. When you walk into your house, your home is illuminated by your favorite shade of blue. Your smart toaster automatically toasts you your perfect after work bagel. Pandora hums relaxing music through your smart TV. Walking down the hall, your floors warm to your feet. You face your smart mirror to check for any updates to your calendar as you listen to tomorrow’s weather forecast.
All of this is accomplished through the Internet of Things. Truly, the Internet of Things is ready to make your home a technological wonderland.
Why the Internet of Things technology is here to stay
Luckily, there is more to the technology than perfect bagels and moody lighting. IoT goes beyond mere indulgence, although having a smart home equipped with cutting-edge smart devices is a delight to interact with on a daily basis, IoT can do far more.
“IoT is transforming the everyday physical objects that surround us into an ecosystem of information that will enrich our lives,” reads the esteemed PricewaterhouseCoopers report. “From refrigerators to parking spaces to houses, the IoT is bringing more and more things into the digital fold every day, which will likely make the IoT a multi-trillion-dollar industry in the near future.”
The overarching goal of IoT is to make us more efficient, more effective and more productive as individuals, groups, and communities. On the tech side, it is the idea of a uniformly connected world of devices that can access the internet and communicate at will.
This allows for transparent data sharing and constant application feedback which directly results in more cohesive and better-made programs. In this article, we will explore the reasons why IoT is worth adopting and why it could change everything from stuffy corporate offices to co-ed college campuses.
The Internet of Things technology is a dream worth believing
“The proliferation of devices with communicating-actuating capabilities is bringing closer the vision of an Internet of Things,” says Jayavardhana Gubbi in a study about future generations of computing, “where the sensing and actuation functions seamlessly blend into the background, and new capabilities are made possible through access of rich new information sources.
The power of IoT will only grow as computing power and devices proliferate. In kind, the computing power of individual smart devices will continue to expand the abilities and capabilities of each smart device. And as capabilities expand and connectivity increases, the potentiality for smart companies, smart cities, and smart homes increases exponentially.
“The evolution of the next generation mobile system will depend on the creativity of the users in designing new applications,” continues Gubbi. “IoT is an ideal emerging technology to influence this domain by providing new evolving data and the required computational resources for creating revolutionary apps.”
IoT is truly the next step in the information age. The Internet of Things could change our everyday lives, our everyday work, and our everyday communities. Think of the relief of not having to worry about what is in the refrigerator or if your stove is on while you are at work. IoT seeks to give your day back by bringing everything under your control to a single location.
The technology will put your life at your fingertips as your smartphone becomes the main hub for the rest of your world. IoT is not just a simple idea, but, is already a major part of our lives. The industry will balloon to new heights with this tech and will allow for fair and equal access to the inherent around the world. You do not want to be caught unprepared for the technological revolution that will change our lives soon.
“The Internet will disappear,” said Google chairman Eric Schmidt. “There will be so many IP addresses, so many devices, sensors, things that you are wearing, things that you are interacting with, that you won’t even sense it. It will be part of your presence all the time. Imagine you walk into a room, and the room is dynamic. And with your permission and all of that, you are interacting with the things going on in the room.”