Twenty years ago it would have been unfathomable to think that we could be living life like
the Jetson’s, but interestingly enough, due to the advent of the “Internet of Things” we could be reaching that technological utopia. In fact, by 2020 many automobile companies are even expecting to come out with self-driving cars. Already there are apps and networks connected to mobile phones that allow wifi access in cars as well as apps connected to your phone that monitor ones driving to provide discount rewards for good drivers. The “Internet of Things” has progressively been transforming how we live, work and interact. In simple terms, the Internet of Things is defined as a network of physical objects embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity that allow objects to exchange data between each other through a networking system. One of the major types of technologies that could potentially become ubiquitous within the next ten years is machine to machine technology; having one type of technology like a monitor’s system connected to another form of technology like an iPhone App. A few of the big name companies involved in the creation of the innovative IoT products are Intel, Microsoft, Cisco, Google, IBM, Samsung, Apple, SAP, Gartner, Oracle, ARM, General Electric, Accenture, Amazon, HP, Arduino, IDC, Blackberry, PTC, AT&T and Verizon.
The Internet of Things has the potential to revolutionize the way in which people and things operate in a variety of domains. Some of the major areas that the Internet of Things will add value and efficiency to within the next 10 years are factories, healthcare, retail environments, offices, household, worksites, cities, vehicles as well as other forms of transportation such as railroads, flight navigation and shipment tracking.
One of the largest areas in which the IoT has potential to drastically change human well-being is the healthcare industry. In the near future, IoT has the potential to revolutionize the healthcare industry by providing technology for early detection and possible cures to a myriad of diseases in both developed and developing countries. It is estimated that neuropsychiatric disease, heart disease, HIV/ AIDs, respiratory disease and diabetes will be the most positively affected by the new technologies. One of the main technologies coming out soon that will benefit people over 65 or people who already have had heart disease or a heart attack in the past, is a small monitor chip that a patient would put on their body that is connected to an App on your phone that detects cardiovascular changes or any signs of an imminent heart attack. Another impressive form of machine to machine technology that AT&T and IBM recently released is a system to detect water leakages by Ecologic sensors connected to data systems. This new form of technology is not only sustainable, but also more cost-efficient.
The Internet of Things is still in its early stages and as long as companies ensure security and make prices for the devices reasonable, its potential is limitless. Perhaps we will be living the Jetson’s kind of life sooner than we anticipated.
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