‘In the next century, planet earth will don an electronic skin. It will use the Internet as a scaffold to support and transmit its sensations.’ — Neil Gross
What if we can combine sensors, actuators, and networked intelligence? What will the world look like? Some possibilities – we would heat our homes more effectively, track down lost items, and keep our plants alive. We can keep streets clean and receive pollution warnings. Energy overall will be used far more efficiently. And we’d all save a lot of time! The Internet of Things (IoT) will enable it all. In fact it’s already upon us!
In 2008 there were more things connected to the internet than people.
By 2015 there will be 25 billion autonomous internet connected devices.
By 2020 more than 26 billion devices will be associated with the Internet of Things.
Currently 0.6% of things can be connected to the internet, which also means 10 billion things out of 1.5 trillion that exist globally.
IoT’s market share is going to be bigger than PCs, smartphones and tablets soon.
IoT keeps track of our assets and maintains quality and consistency.
It optimizes operations, boosts productivity and saves resources and costs.
Growth in analytics and cloud computing.
Increase of interconnectivity of machines and personal smart devices.