The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or “things” embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity to enable it to achieve greater value and service by exchanging data with the manufacturer, operator and/or other connected devices. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to interoperate within the existing Internet infrastructure. Source: Wikipedia
Think as if this way:
“One fine day you are away from home enjoying picnic. Suddenly you remembered that you forgot to turn off the gas. Normally you would go back to your house –which is bad idea or you would ask someone to open the door and turn off the gas. But in worst case scenario they are also in a vacation too or don`t have a key.”
But IoT helps you in this case IoT integrated in your gas stove will be able to ask you in your smartphone whether to turn off the gas or not. Not only the case of emergency, if your tap is leaking water, if your food is baked in oven. And the IoT integrated in your door you could even grant onetime pass to your neighbor just to turn off the gas all remotely with help of Internet. Thus, giving it a name of Internet of Things.
Nowadays, many company like Canonical, Microsoft, etc. are starting the initial startup programs for development of this platform. As small devices have small memory capacity these companies are pushing the limit to have everything needed in that limited resource. Though the first product may be not much of the promised product we can live with the quote “Practice makes a man perfect”.
Following is the roadmap for the future of IoT:
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