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What does internet of things (IOT) mean ?

Know all the possibilities that the Internet offers of things today and how it will affect the future of homes

What is it and what is the Internet for Things (IOT)?


The Internet of Things (IoT) is a reality that we are already living, but its effect will intensify in the coming years. It involves the interconnection of objects to a level that we can hardly imagine, even there will be more things connected to the network than people. We tell you what the internet of things is and what it is for so that you prepare for what is coming.

It is the digital interconnection of everyday objects with the Internet, turning them into intelligent objects capable of exercising autonomy for solving problems. Those who own a Smartphone make use of IoT every day probably without knowing because they connect televisions to see a series of Netflix that is playing on the mobile, cameras used as video surveillance at a distance or even the latest models of refrigerators.

A clever washing machine can clean clothes but also be programmed without a human presence nearby, to provide efficiency statistics and tips to improve usage. However, a couple of devices connected to IoT do not provide great information, will require whole cities connected to generate big data reports that will impact on global issues such as sustainability. It will optimize individual behavior regarding the use of appliances but also overall performance.

What to Expect From Internet of Things (IOT) ?

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Imagine your morning routine in a few years. The alarm sounds, and you pick up the cell phone to see your sleep statistics. You get up out of bed in the direction of the kitchen where the freshly brewed coffee awaits you because the coffee maker knows what time you wake up. You open the fridge to choose your breakfast and warns you that some food will expire, in addition to that you are running out of others you use frequently.

The fridge sends an alert to your trusted supermarket to place an order, while you brush your teeth with a smart brush that detects cavities and schedule an appointment with your dentist. Broadly speaking, it’s what you might expect from the Internet future of things.

At a macro level, the efficiency of households will move to the world where objects would not be misplaced because they would be fully identified because they would offer their exact location. Depleted products, the past or expired medicines would be a problem of the past because we would know what is required at any given time. You would no longer have to request extra towels at the hotels because they sent a notice to reception, the offices would always have printing paper, and heart attacks could be prevented with data stored on the mobile.

According to US information technology company Gartner, 26 billion objects will be adapted to the Internet of Things by 2020. The dream of an intelligent world capable of managing its resources efficiently would begin to peek, although in the early stages the cost of technology will limit access to an audience that can afford it. Currently, there are millions of people who do not yet have an Internet connection, so the IoT world will not reduce social gaps or alleviate the cyber crimes that come along with technological advances, although it could solve some management problems to minimize the lack of food or medicines in the most vulnerable population.



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