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What is the Internet of Things (IoT)

There are many discussions around the globe on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Everything (IoE), and how billion devices will be connected before 2020.

In 1999, Kevin Ashton invented the term ‘Internet of Things’, since then, IoT has been rapidly evolving with an estimated 200 billion connected devices before the year 2020. We have now reached the point where the technology is actually available. In the near future an automated house, similar to Sarah from the Sci-fi show Eureka, won’t be that sci-fi anymore! Of course, without the special effects technicians.

The folks at bestcomputersciencedegrees.com made an infographic explaining the impact IoT could have on market size and profit potential, security, and smart creatures. Bees that were fitted with sensors to find out what was disrupting their population, and farmers monitoring cows with an expected “200 megabytes of data per year!”

 

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