The Internet of Things: Could it really change the way we live?
The emphatic answer to this question is a BIG “YES”
That may be an astounding news to many but as we all know the technology is fast growing and the connected things of everyday life too is changing along with it. So it is not an alarming thing that our lifestyle too will change along with it. This trend is the talk of the day. Many of the readers here may know or heard the word “The Internet of Things” (IoT) but sad, many do not know the person who coined the word. His name is Kevin Ashton, and the further read of this post will give you more about him and his activities.
As we all know this is very much visible or prevalent in any sector and without it many things will not work or move.
Many of the readers here may know or heard the word “The Internet of Things” (IoT) but, many do not know the person behind his. This word is coined by Kevin Ashton, a British man now lives in the US.Kevin Ashton the man who coined the word Internet of things (IoT) Click To Tweet
Further reading of this post will give you more about Kevin and his activities.
The title of this post is an adaptation from a recent report in Telegraph Daily. In its, the reporter Alex Hannaford writes:
“When it comes to predicting the future, Kevin Ashton is not a fan of what he calls ‘vague handwaving’. He prefers laying all his cards on the table, even at the risk of being completely wrong.
Here’s one: 25 years from now, he believes, you’ll be able to live in Edinburgh and commute – in your self-driving car – to London each day via a trunk road designed especially for the purpose, at speeds in excess of 250mph. (Formula 1 racers, he points out, can already drive at 220mph, and the processing speed of a human brain is a lot slower than that of the average microchip.)
For half the journey you’ll catch up on sleep or read a book. There will be no accidents. Along the way, you’ll zoom past cars on another road that runs parallel to yours. There, you might see an old Ford Escort, backfiring – driven by one of the holdouts who refuse to embrace modern technology. Once you reach the city, traffic lights and street signs will be connected to the internet and they’ll talk to each other, responding to changes in traffic flow….
…In fact, if anyone’s going to have a successful stab at guessing what we’ll be doing in the future, Ashton’s about as good a person as you’ll find. If you haven’t heard his name, you’ll probably have heard of the term he coined to describe how this future will be possible: ‘the internet of things’.
In 2014, Wired magazine told its readers the internet of things (IoT) was already far bigger than anyone realized: ‘It’s going to make everything in our lives from streetlights to seaports “smart”.’ The idea behind the IoT is essentially this: it’s not just computers that can be hooked up to the internet, but physical devices, vehicles, buildings, etc, as well – all of which are embedded with sensors and connected to a network….
Ashton is currently working on another book, and perhaps unsurprisingly it’s full of his predictions. The working title is The Beautiful Future. He is an irredeemable optimist. So, since he’s chosen to make America his home, I ask whether he worries a Trump presidency that’s seemingly anti-science could stifle innovation.
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