In recent times we have often seen a strange phrase appear online, which is the “Internet of Things“. This is a fairly new concept for most ordinary users, although it was born a long time ago. In short, it is a set of devices that are able to connect to each other, to the Internet and to the outside world to perform a certain task. So what exactly is Internet of Things and how does it affect our lives?
IoT (Internet of Things) is the term used to refer to objects that can be identified as well as their existence in a connected architecture. This phrase was coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999. He is a scientist who founded the Auto-ID Center at MIT, which establishes global standards for a wireless communication method used radio waves as well as some other sensors. IoT was later used in many publications from vendors and analysts.
People are the decisive factor in today’s Internet world. But people have many disadvantages: we only have limited time, ability to concentrate and accuracy is also low compared to machines. That means we are not good at collecting information about the world around us, and this is a big problem.
A subsidiary of Auto-ID in Europe talked about IoT as follows: “We have a very clear vision – create a world where everything – from giant jets to ever Sewing needles – are connected to the Internet. This goal can only be achieved when and only if everyone applies it everywhere “.
Equipping tracking technology, identifying common objects in life will greatly change the way we interact with objects and how people interact with people. According to ABI Research, by 2020, the world will have 30 billion devices wirelessly connected to the IoT network.