You may have heard the term “Internet of Things” passed around in conversation, but do you have any idea what it actually means? The Internet of Things – commonly abbreviated as IoT – is a phrase coined over a decade ago that is just now starting to gain momentum. In essence, IoT refers to the ability to have devices absorb, gather, and share data globally by building microchips and sensors into them. By incorporating IoT into our devices we will have access to previously unseen data, which will aid in developing and strengthening technological advancements.
The IoT is also sometimes referred to as “Industrial Internet,” as it commonly deals with commercial applications as well. Although this is true, this concept is not just limited to industrial purposes and can be utilized to an extensive level by consumers in our daily lives. According to one Gartner report, it is expected that nearly 26 billion devices will connect to the Internet of Things by 2020.
Typically, a device on the IoT uploads data to the cloud. From there, the data can be viewed with an app or browser, and the device can be controlled as well. Compatible devices might share data directly with each other, as well.
Some of the best practical and potential IoT apps offered can be implemented as an integral part of our daily lives. Check out some concepts that have already become become helpful realities with IoT apps:
IoT apps such as these will provide a whole new way of life for both consumers and the planet. For a term that is just starting to gain momentum it is sure going to take the technological world by storm.
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