Have you ever heard of this term: internet of things?
The possibilities of seeing the world as we have never seen it are getting closer and closer, and everything is closely related to one thing: the internet and the way it interacts with us.
The Internet of Things is a concept that can change not only how we live but also how we work.
What is the internet of things?
The Internet of Things is a complex Nervous System of systems, intelligent sensors and software that communicate with each other and with Internet users, managing physical objects and transmitting data over a network.
This physical object encompasses anything we know: anything that involves tangible, such as clocks, houses, refrigerators, smartphones, televisions, watches, and other objects that can easily enter the “planet of connectivity.”
The main objective of this new technology is to provide comfort, practicality, information and beyond, as they may include:
- Content on your connected devices.
- Providing real-time information about city traffic
- health monitoring,
- The number of spaces available in a parking lot and in which direction they are,
- Recommendation of activities, etc.
The Internet of Things enables routine information to become intelligent. This is what happens, for example, when you put any address on a virtual map and it tells you how long it will take you to get there, even if you have not requested this information.
This information does not reach your device for nothing. It is there because it is interconnected with a complex Intelligent system – the Internet of Things.
This virtual assistant knows a lot about you: routine, your location, etc., simply because it has learned from your daily routine. The scenario repeats daily in your life, and this tells the assistant that when you get in a car during the week, you’re likely to be going to work.
Therefore, in this scenario there is a sea of opportunity.
Want to see some of them that already exist?
IoT in practice
It looks like movie set. You get home and the lights come on without having to turn on the switch. Background songs rock you with your favorite soundtrack. If it is cold, the climate of the house suits your taste and you can even turn on the fireplace if you wish.
If it’s hot, a cool breeze runs through the room, making it comfortable for you. These are just some of the functions of this complex interconnected system: the Internet of Things.
There are several connected devices that integrate the Internet of Things:
- sensor accessories
- oil and gas extraction platform structures
- headphones for exercise monitoring
- aircraft parts
- smart watches
Many of them are already connected to the internet for accident prevention and real-time problem detection, for example. Any electronic device can have the potential to be connected to the Internet of Things.
This subject will still generate much discussion and controversy, but it will also bring many benefits. The future is more connected than we think. We just need a little creativity and technology for use it. And that we have since now.