Essay on Technology And The Internet Of Things

1312 Words Oct 28th, 2016 6 Pages
We all currently live in the most technologically advanced eras we have ever seen, we have access to so much more information than any of our ancestors. We can find almost anything we can think of with a few clicks of a mouse. Now technology is evolving even further with the advancements of “Internet of Things” (IoT). The Internet of Things was a phrase that was coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999, to describe the system that real world objects could be connected to the internet by the use of sensors. So what that means is objects like your door lock, your thermostat, your lights will all be connected to the internet and can communicate to one another.
In the past couple years we have seen some of those devices being implemented in businesses, schools and even homes. According to Gartner , “Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from 2015, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. In 2016, 5.5 million new things will get connected every day.” 1 Smart home devices are currently the most common IoT devices out in the open market.

There are a number of amazing changes IoT have created over the past years. The IoT devices that are currently operating in the world we live in today are being utilized cities, homes, health care, farming, and even environmental methods. IoT devices are much more than what many people know. One of the most common applications you hear or see is the smart houses. Smart houses are…

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