The world of today is so technologically connected (though emotionally disconnected!) that even a light bulb and shoe can talk to each other! The existence of high-speed internet and the advent of devices that connect to it seamlessly has increased the possibilities multifold. The advanced technologies have also brought the problem of security and privacy where there is nothing remotely private or secure in today’s inter-connected world. Though it is inevitable to be part of the revolution, it is always advisable to be safe than sorry.
What is IOT (Internet of Things)?
The Internet of things (IoT) describes the network of physical objects – “things” – that are embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the Internet. It refers to a system of interrelated, internet-connected objects that can collect and transfer data over a wireless network without human intervention.
What is an IOT device?
IoT (Internet of Things) is any physical device/object that connects to the Internet. It can be a fitness tracker, a thermostat, a lock, or appliance and even a light bulb.
Imagine a bracelet or a shoe tracking your heartbeat and reporting any potential health risks to your doctor. You do not have to even imagine as these “smart”and “connected” gadgets already exist!
Why TalkAbout IOT Now?
The IoT is the most talked about and hot topic right now because individuals and companies are realizing how many ‘things’ can be inter-connected that will impact personal and commercial choices and businesses.
Increased discussions are built around this tech for the reasons like
Affordability of the technology
Increase in devices that connect wirelessly
Availability and affordability of high-speed internet
Increase in the usage of smartphones
Ability of operation of the connected devices through the smartphone
Increase in tech literacy
Demand for more efficient and convenient products/services.