The future of all technology is IoT or if you’re not familiar with the term, it’s called Internet of Things. The IoT is expected to connect around 50 billion devices by the year 2020. As you see, for the IOT to work, every device has to have a piece of software or microelectromechanical system short for MEMS.
As a matter of fact, MEMS are small low power sensors, so small that 100 pieces 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. 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.
Everything from smart phones that we carry in our pockets, buildings which we live and work, to the cars we’re driving are linked to this massive network of data. 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 internetworking of the physical devices, cars or also referred as smart devices and connected devices, buildings and several other items embedded with sensors, electronics, software as well as network connectivity that allow these objects to exchange and collect data. To make things a lot simpler, either with or without human touch, devices can connect to other devices. 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.
There are around 10 million self-driving cars expected to be out on the road by 2020 and it’s 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.
As a matter of fact, the Internet of Things enables objects to be controlled or sensed remotely across an existing network infrastructure which then creates an opportunity for direct integration of physical world in a computer based systems and results in 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.