The future of all technology is IoT or if you’re not familiar with the term, it’s called Internet of Things. By the year 2020, the IoT is expected to connect roughly 50 billion devices. As you see, for the IOT to work, every device has to have a piece of software or microelectromechanical system short for MEMS.
As a matter of fact, MEMS are small low power sensors, so small that 100 pieces of them can be fitted in a dime. The internet of things can sense, act and think but only with the availability of these sensors. In addition to that, they’re also the ears and eyes of Internet of Things. Aside from that, the Internet of Things is network of physical objects that have embedded technology in order to sense and communicate or interact with internal states or external environment.
Everything from smart phones that we carry in our pockets, buildings which we live and work, to the cars we’re driving are linked to this massive network of data. Sooner or later, there’ll be a global system of interconnected sensors, computer networks, actuators as well as devices that are using internet protocol which holds great potential to change our lives that it’s typically deemed as the next generation of the internet.
Internet of Things is internetworking of the physical devices, cars or also referred as smart devices and connected devices, buildings and several other items embedded with sensors, electronics, software as well as network connectivity that allow these objects to exchange and collect data. Devices can connect to other devices either with or without human touch to put it simply. When the sensors are fitted into these machines, it will have the ability to know the condition it’s in and whenever necessary, perform its own maintenance.
There are around 10 million self-driving cars expected to be out on the road by 2020 and it’s expected to reduce traffic accidents and fatalities by up to 90 percent. These cars will be communicating to other cars, traffic lights, weather station and even on the very road you’re driving on to be able to bring you to your destination safely and all of which become available with the help of Internet of Things.
Whether you believe it or not, the Internet of Things allows objects to be controlled or even sensed on a remote location across existing network infrastructure which creates an opportunity for direct integration of the physical world in computer based system and then leads to having improved accuracy, economic benefit and efficiency. Sooner or later, everything will be connected to a massive network allowing us to have easier communication through IoT.