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Simple and accessible about the "Internet of things"

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Simple and accessible about the "Internet of things"

Today, the concept of "Internet of Things" has become one of the most popular topics for conversations around the world. This concept can have a significant impact on the all life of the person.

But, what is it and what impact will it have on us?

At the present time, there is much debate about the advisability and advantages of introducing this concept to optimize the work and life of a person. In fact, this is a complex concept, but we will not go into details, we will talk about the basic concepts.

Let's start with defining a few things.

Surely, each of you met the concept of broadband Internet access, which to date has gained considerable popularity. All over the world, devices are being developed that are equipped with a Wi-Fi module and sensors. The cost of implementing these technologies is gradually decreasing, and the popularity of smartphones among consumers is growing at a tremendous speed. All this creates a “perfect storm” for a network of connected devices.

Now about the Internet, what is it?

In simple words, this is a basic connection of devices and / or with each other to the Internet. Here you can relate anything: smartphones, coffee machines, washing machines, lamps, dishwashers, electric ovens, bakeries and much more.

In addition to the above, this applies to the components of the huge machines: jet engine, equipment for oil production, etc. That is, if the device has a toggle switch on / off, then, as a rule, it can become part of the Internet of things.

According to the analytical company Gartner, by 2020 to the global network of connected "things" will be connected about 26 billion devices. Kaa analysts believe that their number will exceed even 100 billion, and this is a large number of connections that include not only "things" but also people: the relationship between people and / or things.

What impact will this have on us?

In the future, we will come across a single rule: "Everything that can be linked together will be connected." But why should all connected things have a connection?

Already today, there are many examples where this relationship is of potential value to a person. For example:

You planned an important business meeting, and the car has access to the calendar and can plan the best route. If the situation on the road becomes more complicated, the car can send a message to your partner that you are a little late.
You get up at the alarm bell at 6am, and then he sends a request to the coffee maker to start making coffee.

You use the device in the workplace; it will be able to tell you about your activity and productivity throughout the day, passing this information to other devices that were also used during business hours.

If we talk about a more extensive application, IoT can be applied to transport networks, creating a "smart city". This will help to optimize the work of drivers, transport, passengers, reduce fuel and electricity costs, understand and improve our work and life in general.

In general, we can say that this network of connections opens up unlimited opportunities for mankind and solves a huge number of tasks that we do not yet realize. Therefore it is not surprising that the topic remains relevant and is being studied to this day. 

 

BUT!

The biggest problem is security. The user must be sure that his information remains safe even if it is part of the network of connected devices.

Аre you interested in someone hacking a toaster and gaining access to the information that you put into the network? In this case, there is the issue of confidentiality and data exchange. In addition, companies will face the problem of data storage. All devices will reproduce huge amounts of information, so you need to determine how their analysis and storage will be performed.

What conclusion?

Discussion of this innovative technology has been going on for several years and will continue for a long time all over the world. People are trying to understand the impact that will have on us and what opportunities we will face when more and more things are merged into a single network. 

Today, the only thing we can do is tell you what it is, what goals it pursues and what potential benefits for the work and life of mankind appear.

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