Internet of Things is a phrase everyone’s using these days. There are some who do not know about it and want to find out what is this hype about? There are some who have some idea and are curious to know more about it. Internet was probably the most revolutionary invention of our time, it changed everything. With the help of the internet, it became easier for everyone to get connected in a way that it is difficult to imagine even a single day without internet access today. It had a huge impact on the way we live.
Where the internet got every human connection to each other, “Internet of Things” is getting every ‘thing’ connected to each other and to the internet. One may ask how is this going to help? Let me explain using a simple example; Smartwatches are in fashion these days, apart from showing time it shows a lot of information about the individual, like their pulse rate, how many steps they have taken in a day, in a week, for how many hours have they slept and so on. Smartwatch is a fine example of ‘Internet of Things’. It has a sensor integrated into it which helps in finding all the activity data of the individual, and a chip embedded into it which helps it to connect to the internet and share all the data it has collected. It has enabled everyone to know exactly what they are doing and what they need to do in order to achieve the desired results.
Smartwatch is just one example; you can make practically everything ‘smart’ and connect that to the internet, which will open doors to numerous opportunities. A driver-less car is another area which is picking up really fast and when Google got into something it means that thing is really huge.
Just like the Internet, in the last two decades, changed everything from business to entertainment, from healthcare to sports, the Internet of things is going to change everything again in the next few decades. The possibilities are going to be immense. Anyone who wants to make a career in “Internet of Things” has good times ahead of them.
Every sector/ industry is looking to utilize the “Internet of Things” technology, be it the manufacturing industry trying to make automated assembly line (i.e. without any human interface) or transport industry trying to make smart cars (that identifies problems proactively and alerts the user) or trying to make driverless cars or aviation industry trying to make smart airports or transport industry trying to make smart roads and smart signals. Practically every industry is making use of “Internet of Things”, in fact, things are moving so fast around “Internet of Things” that they might stay behind in the race if they do not make full use of the “Internet of Things”.
It is estimated that by 2020, there will be about 50 billion devices connected to the internet. There will be a huge gap between the number of qualified resources and number of resources required to deal with the demand of this magnitude. “Internet of Things” is, undoubtedly, going to be the ocean of opportunities in the time to come.
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