The influence that IoT has on the world is remarkable and it's only getting started.
The term Internet of things first came into picture in the late 1990s by entrepreneur Kevin Ashton. Ashton, who is one of the founders of the Auto-ID Center at MIT, he was part of a team that discovered how to link objects to the Internet through the RFID tag. He first used the phrase Internet of Things in a presentation he made in 1999 and since then the term has stuck around the world. The Internet of Things is the concept that examines the interconnection of everyday objects from industrial machines to wearable devices, using built-in sensors to gather data and then take action on that data across a network. Data is everywhere i.e. at home, work place and in practically in every aspect of life. IoT is expected to provide advanced connectivity of devices, services, and systems that goes beyond machine-to-machine communications and looks at a variety of domains and applications. We can simply say that, the Internet of Things is the future of technology that can make our lives more efficient. The Internet of Things is very much important in everyday life. You might be surprised to know that there are so many different things that are connected to the Internet, which provides economic benefits and these benefits can be derived from analyzing the resulting data streams. Here are some of the examples of IoT by which we can understand it more easily. Like Intelligent transport solution speeds up traffic flows, reduces the fuel consumption, prioritize vehicle repair schedules and save lives. Let us take an another example, Data-driven systems are being built into the infrastructure of "smart cities," i.e. making it easier for municipalities to run waste management, law enforcement and other programs more efficiently.
Where does the IoT goes Next?
Even those who have purchased any of the smart home products available in a wide range from switches, light-bulbs, to motion sensors will attest to the fact IoT is in its start. Products are not always easily connected to each other and there are significant security issues that need to be addressed.
Now, if we see that IoT is going to the next level as a report suggested by Samsung which says the need to secure every connected device by 2020 is critical. The firm's Open Economy document says that "there is a very clear danger that technology is running ahead of the game". The firm also said that more than 7.3 billion devices will need to be made secure by their manufacturers before 2020. We are looking at a future in which the companies will indulge in digital Darwinism, using IoT machine learning and AI to rapidly evolve in a way we have never seen before," said by Brian Solis, from Altimeter Group.