What is the Internet of things (IoT) ?
Actually, its not something new.
We have been striving for this for quite some time now. So, its best described by Kevin Ashton in a presentation he gave to Proctor & Gamble in 1999.
“And that’s a big deal. We’re physical, and so is our environment. Our economy, society and survival aren’t based on ideas or information—they’re based on things. You can’t eat bits, burn them to stay warm or put them in your gas tank.
Ideas and information are important, but things matter much more. Yet today’s information technology is so dependent on data originated by people that our computers know more about ideas than things.
If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things—using data they gathered without any help from us — we would be able to track and count everything, and greatly reduce waste, loss and cost. We would know when things needed replacing, repairing or recalling, and whether they were fresh or past their best. We need to empower computers with their own means of gathering information, so they can see, hear and smell the world for themselves, in all its random glory. RFID and sensor technology enable computers to observe, identify and understand the world—without the limitations of human entered data”
So the fact that its the “next big Digital thing” doesn’t mean it won’t impact on everything.
Currently, in our country we still have problems getting past the idea that its all about “Browsing Speeds” when we are rapidly being taught a lesson to the contrary.
Actually, its about:-
- The Internet carrying data about everything to everyone and everything from everyone and everything.
- Sensors embedded in everything
- Microprocessors interpreting and summarizing everything.
In a nutshell…Innovate or Die !
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