Internet of things(IOT):The Future is Smart
The devices themselves might be micro, but they’re causing macro shifts in how we live and work.
The "Internet of things" (IoT) is becoming an increasingly growing topic of conversation both in the workplace and outside of it.As we all know that Internet is mainly used to connect people,but now Internet is also used to connect smart things(everything from cellphones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices and almost anything else you can think of). In other words, Internet of Things (IoT) refers to a network of internet-connected objects able to collect and exchange data using embedded sensors.Each physical objects feature an IP address for internet connectivity.
The ‘thing’ in IoT could be a person with a heart monitor or an automobile with built-in-sensors, i.e. objects that have been assigned an IP address and have the ability to collect and transfer data over a network without manual assistance or intervention. The embedded technology in the objects helps them to interact with internal states or the external environment, which in turn affects the decisions taken.
There are more than 12 billion devices that can currently connect to the Internet, and researchers estimate that by 2020, there will be tens of billions of data-spouting devices connected to the Internet.