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. The IoT is expected to connect around 50 billion devices by the year 2020. If you will notice, each and every device will need to have a piece of software or microelectromechanical system short for MEMS in order for the IoT to work.
MEMS are actually the small low power sensors so small that a hundred of them can be fitted in a dime. Some versions are even a 1000th of an inch in the size. With the availability of these sensors, the internet of things will be able to sense, act and think. In addition to that, they’re also the ears and eyes of Internet of Things. Moreover, the Internet of Things is the network of physical objects that have embedded technology to be able 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. Well sooner or later, there would be a global system of interconnected sensors, computer networks, actuators as well as devices that make use of internet protocol which holds great potential in changing our lives that it is usually seen as the next generation of the internet.
As a matter of fact, Internet of Things is an internetworking cars or referred to as smart devices and connected devices, physical devices, buildings and several other items that are embedded with sensors, electronics, software as well as network connectivity that allow these objects to exchange and gather data. To put it simply, devices can connect to other devices either with or without human touch. When the machine is fitted with these sensors, it will be able to know the condition it’s in and whenever necessary, perform its own maintenance.
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. What these cars will do to bring you to your destination safely is communicate to other cars, traffic lights, weather station and even on the very road you’re driving on, all of which become available if not for 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.