The Internet of Things (IoT) is a computing concept that describes a future where everyday physical objects will be connected to the Internet and be able to identify themselves to other devices…
No longer does the object relate just to you, but is now connected to surrounding objects and database data.
The term the Internet of Things simply refers to the way in which the Internet is impacting our lives by reducing the need for humans to handle the operation of the gadgets, tools and technology around us, by creating objects that pass on information to one another through advanced connectivity. When things we use are “online” in this way, our professional lives become more efficient, while our personal lives improve in quality. All this advanced technology allows us to have more time to enjoy our hobbies and leisurely activities, as well as spend time with our family and friends.
The revolution of IoT has already begun: it is the very materialization of the core Interush belief that “The Internet Makes Everything Possible.” The internet is no longer thought of as restricted to our desktops, tablets, mobile phones or laptops, it is quickly becoming a thread that weaves devices and technology that we use to make life easier on a daily basis. As an example, we wear pedometers that count our steps and measure our caloric intake; we use mobile phone applications that control the lights, locks and alarms in our homes; we invented the first iterations of cars that can park themselves, and as final example, we navigate with GPS systems that talk to us and tell us where to go. You can ask Siri, your personal mobile phone “assistant,” any question and you’ll get some type of answer (even if it’s not always the most logical one). Siri can set reminders for you so that you never have to forget a task; she can provide directions to the nearest gas station; and she can even convert units of measurement for you when you are grocery shopping for cooking ingredients.
Can you imagine a world where everything operates within one big information system? This reality is not that far away. With IoT, your bed may talk to your mobile phone, telling it to wake you up; your mobile phone may communicate with your nightlamp that it is time to turn itself off; or your window may sense that rain is coming and tell you that is must be closed.
The Internet is the invention of the 21st century. It continues to revolutionize the way we live as we evolve into increasingly more advanced human beings. I encourage you to maximize your use of web technologies and enjoy all it has to offer. As we like to emphasize, our mission at Interush is: “To inspire, teach and empower people to live happier, healthier and more affluent lives through being able to more fully utilize the Internet.”
1Jannsen, Cory. Internet of Things (IoT). Accessed on March 13, 2015. Available at: http://www.techopedia.com/definition/28247/internet-of-things-iot.