The Internet of Things (IoT) is here to stay and now is the time to prepare for the paradigm shift it will bring to all aspects of work and daily life. IoT is weaving its way into not only how our mobile devices are connected but ultimately how we are connected to our technology and one another. Each and every industry and sector will also continue to be impacted by IoT.
In its simplest form, IoT is based on a machine to machine (M2M) model of transmitting information and communications through the invisible structure of a wireless network. Early versions of M2M were analog and later cellular and now increasingly wireless. One of the first examples of M2M was the Caller ID system invented in the late 1960s.
Another early example, in the healthcare sector, were bulky health monitors once worn by users and then sent back to a lab for the results to be processed. Today, wearables are replacing those as a lightweight alternative to seamlessly transmit information from your device to your doctor directly.
These examples highlight the importance of how IoT affects the way we all interact with technology. Technology has become personal. Instead of our data being trapped in a single device, we now have the ability to take it with us wherever we go and even wear it for more portability.
But the importance of the Internet of Things doesn’t solely exist with the individual user, but with the broad applications to transform entire industries, like manufacturing or even shape the way communities are run.
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