The internet of things (IoT) is considered to be one of the most significant technological revolutions of modern times. It is growing at a rate of 19.92% each year with an estimated market value of $8.9 trillion by 202 and is expected to transform every part of man’s daily life.
At its current rate of expansion, scope, and adaptability, IoT is still in its infancy because it has only scratched the surface while it is expected to potentially cover almost everything that we see around us- literally.To put things in perspective, an IT support consultant today may not yet feel the full impact of IoT today, but in the next five years would need to find additional warm bodies to provide dedicated support since global IT infrastructures will be responsible for supporting more than one trillion small and big devices.
Here are the key areas that will be affected by IoT.
Yes, where everything and anything around us would similarly be labeled like our modern-day mobile phone- it ain’t good if it ain’t smart.Home appliances such as a refrigerator would now be equipped with systems that will communicate with you to start preparing breakfast or to consume your bottle of milk within the next few days as it is nearing its best before date. It will do almost anything for you except tell you to brush your hair or take out the laundry, but why not? Oh, because your washing machine alerted your fridge to relay to you the hamper is full and that your hair brush is waiting for you to pick it up.Your indoor lighting will automatically switch on the moment you walk inside your living room and adjust the brightness just at the right mood level because it senses that you are tired from a full day at work.
IoT technology is currently in development of a way to efficiently manage utility usage, as well as waste control and disposal. Not only does it hold the promise of a large-scale ambition to reduce the carbon footprint on the environment, it will also serve to permeate a smart perspective on efficient uses of basic utilities and household waste managementThe process involves interconnecting home appliances, electricity, heat, gas, and air conditioning that senses and response to its direct environment, such as A/C automatically adjusting the temperature based on the surround conditions or electricity shutting down in unoccupied sections of the house.
IoT will allow vehicles to communicate with one another and get connected to a central network to determine travel locations and provide GPS-enabled updates on traffic-prone or bottlenecked areas so you can avoid it.Autonomous vehicles will be able to navigate the roads safely and provide up to the minute data on travel efficiency, gas and mileage, and collision avoidance features.
Health and Sports:
IoTlinked wearables and device will be focused on optimal performance efficiency. It will track diet progress, calorie dispensation, hydration levels, cardiovascular fitness level and oxygen quality, just to name a few. It will incorporate sensors in your tennis racket, mountain bike or shoes to provide robust data on your health and fitness profile.These are currently the four areas where modern IoT resembles the powerful capability of interconnectivity in computer networking services with the aim of improving a healthy lifestyle and quality of life, at the same time providing visibility to the things that are happening around you.