Kevin Ashton, cofounder and executive director of the Auto-ID Center at MIT, first mentioned the Internet of Things in a presentation he made to Procter & Gamble in 1999.
As Wikipedia stated “The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects—devices, vehicles, buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity that enables these objects to collect and exchange data.”
More technically The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.
A thing, in this context, can be a person with a heart monitor implant, a farm animal with a biochip transponder, an automobile that has built-in sensors to alert the driver when tire pressure is low — or any other natural or man-made object that can be assigned an IP address and provided with the ability to transfer data over a network.
Practical applications of IoT technology can be found in many industries today, including precision agriculture, building management, healthcare, energy and transportation. Wearables and activity monitors are common examples that can monitor your heartbeat sometimes your steps and send analytical reports to your smartphones. More technologies are emerging that promises to make daily life easier last thing I have heard about latest Iot is smart hydration reminder – an intelligent water bottle that reminds you to drink water.
Operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT), allowing unstructured machine-generated data to be analyzed for insights that will drive improvements.
This technology had led IPv6’s huge increase and also a massive world of data in term massive we are talking about petabytes (1petabyte = 1024 gigabyte) of data.
Internet of thing is getting popular day by day and major companies are investing to raise this technology further. Recently BMW launched it concept video at Microsoft’s Build 2016 Conference, Microsoft too unveils cloud and IoT innovations for developers.
As a new technology or innovation arise it also create new problems and difficulties Iot is also facing problem of cyber-attacks and virus threats. An increase in the number of smart nodes, as well as the amount of upstream data the nodes generate, is expected to raise new concerns about data privacy, data sovereignty and security
No doubt this innovation has great potential of simplifying life and a huge market of smart and intelligence demanding community. But it also has its other face that is making us Digitally handicapped.