Benefits Of Internet Of Things
IoT or Internet of Things, if you’re not that familiar with the term, is the future of all technology. Roughly 50 billion devices are expected to be connected by IoT by the year 2020. Every device has to have a piece of software or microelectromechanical system short for MEMS as what you see.
Actually, MEMS are small low power sensors, so small in size that 100 of them can be fitted in a dime. Internet of things is capable to sense, act and think but only with the availability of these sensors. They are also the ears and eyes of Internet of Things. Apart from that, the Internet of Things is a network of physical objects that are embedded technology in an effort to sense and communicate or interact with internal states or external environment.
In this massive network of data, everything from smart phones that we carry in our pockets, buildings which we live and work, to the cars we’re driving will be linked. Eventually, there is going to be a global system of interconnected sensors, computer networks, actuators as well as devices that use internet protocol which holds great potential in changing our lives that it’s often considered as next generation of the internet.
Internet of Things is an internetworking of physical devices, cars or referred to as smart devices and connected devices, buildings and a number of other items embedded with sensors, electronics, software as well as network connectivity which allow these said objects to exchange as well as collect data. To put it simply, devices can connect to other devices either with or without human touch. The machine will be able to know the condition it’s in and whenever necessary, perform its own maintenance when it is fitted with these sensors.
By the year 2020, there are expected 10 million self-driving cars on the road and these are expected to reduce traffic accidents and fatalities by up to 90 percent. To be able to bring you to your destination safely, these cars will be communicating to other cars, traffic lights, weather station and even on the very road you’re driving on, all of which become available due to 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.