IoT Advancements in 2021
“When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, we shall be able to communicate with one another instantly.” –Nikola Tesla
Do you often forget to switch off lights and room heaters before leaving your house?
Ever wished that every appliance at your home would do the work by themselves without your input?
Sometimes you may forget to finish a chore or simply wish to be lazy on the weekends but you can’t because the chores won’t be done by themselves, Right?
Today, Technology has reached the point where your fantasies can be realized and IoT is the magic wand that will grant you this wish. After using your mobiles to book tickets or order food, IoT has granted your Smartphones the power to operate your home and office appliances.
IoT is something which we all have heard or read somewhere sometime in discussions, News, blogs and
Everyone is looking for answers of the following questions:
I have tried to quench your curiosity in this blog; Happy Reading!!
What is Internet Of Things?
For those who need a technical internet of things definition:
Internet of Things (IoTs) is an ecosystem of interconnected devices and objects accessible via the internet. In simple terms, The Things that are connected to each and can exchange digital information using the channel of the Internet.
Some common examples that you can relate to are your Mobile electronic devices like Laptops, mobiles. But, all of these are past developments. IoT has reached new heights with recent technological advancements and now we can add such objects to the IoT channel that could never have been imagined 10 years back.
Internet of Things (IoT) is not at its peak. Actually, it’s not even close to it. With 11.2 billion devices connected via IoT technology across the world, IoT is just in its adolescence. By the year 2020, the IoT industry is predicted to become more than $3 trillion business. However, where did it all start?
The Past of IoT
Do you remember when your mobile phones became “Smart” Phones? That was the glorious day when IoT began its glorious journey. Although Simon (IBM), the first Smartphone that was connected to the internet was launched in 1992, the term IoT was coined only a decade later in 2002.
That is why every device that is connected via IoT technology is called a “Smart” device.
Kevin Ashton (father of IoT) says, “The Internet of Things has the potential to change the world, just as the Internet did. Maybe even more so.”
This statement is soon to become a reality and this future looks bright and prosperous.
IoT is a disruptive technology similar to mobile phones. With the launch of mobile phones, the entire industry of pagers rolled out of existence, similarly in 10 years IoT will revise almost every present object that we interact with on a daily basis into an Internet enabled device.
This will surely become the greatest technological migration after Computers and Smartphone.
So if you are planning to make any big investments on home or office appliances. Just hold your horses for a while and reconsider your options.
As all the present day appliances will become worthless once their IoT enabled counterparts are launched.
The Present of IoT
Do you wish to own smart mirrors that display morning weather and news and table tops that are touch screen and internet enabled?
All these gadgets that were just seen in movies have now become reality. These gadgets are still to become conventional, but it won’t take long.
Your home security systems can be connected to your phones through an app so that you can continuously monitor your home from any corner of the world.
There are smart fridges that can sense the scarcity of eggs or expiry date of cereals and send a notification to buy that particular item.
The future is more advanced as these fridges can create a shopping list on their own and send this list to the home management system which in turn asks your permission before placing the order to be home delivered to you.
Your bathroom geysers would be synced with your alarms so that they will heat up the water 15 minutes after you turn off the alarm.
Your car navigation system would be synced with the traffic monitoring system of the city and form the route of your travel to avoid traffic.
The sensors in your car will send an automated message to you and your mechanic about the condition of the car and whether the car oil is leaking or the carburetor needs cleaning.
In case of an accident, an emergency broadcast would be made to the nearby helpline center with your car location.
Trucking businesses can place IoT devices in their transport truck that will give them continuous updates of the truck, driver, and cargo.
Transport Businesses are using radio frequency identification (RFID), barcode scanners and mobile computers to increase supply chain visibility and operations.
Present day RFID offers nearly 100 % shipping and receiving accuracy, 99.5 % inventory accuracy, 30 % faster order processing and 30 % reduction in labor costs.
With Voice enabled IoT devices like Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Apple Home Pod; the future assistants are more efficient than ever.
You can set up meetings, place reminders, ask for company stats, buy office supplies and do many other things just with a single voice command.
These devices are already being used widely in homes and now they have found their way into Smart offices.
There are other sensors for thermostats that can keep control over the room temperature by keeping count of the total number of people in the room.
Other sensors placed on Smart office shelves can notify when particular items like pens or staples are running out so that you will never run out of office supplies.
Why IoT Is Trending In 2020: The Future of Internet of Things In Upcoming Years
What we have already achieved with IoT development is a miracle in itself, thinking about the future is a whole new level.
There are many companies and research organizations that are pushing the boundaries with the Latest Trends in IoT and making science fiction a reality.
With the combined efforts of nanotechnology and robotics, IoT for Healthcare will become a lifesaver when nano-bots will be injected to patients to keep tabs on their vitals and give a continuous update to doctors about their patient’s health.
If you think that Health Bands are amazing, wait until your fitness stats are delivered by these IoT nano-bots.
Contact lenses would not just help the user see clearly but also take proper care to keep their eyes protected from radiations and give the detailed report of the condition of their eyes.
Surgeries would become easier and more accurate when the external robots can contact inner nano-bots and make clean and precise cuts for the surgery.
You know that smart mirrors and touch screen tables exist at present. But there are lots of places where screens are yet to come.
Many of you must have seen the BMW i8 concept car. Having a car windscreen show stats about the road and warn about potential accidents are soon to become reality in the next couple of years.
There are research organizations that are trying to build computers without a screen.
You can simply project the screen at any flat surface and the IoT system will sense your hand movements to understand your scrolls and touch on that particular surface.
This would be the advent of touch response without a screen.
When your clothes become your second skin it will be a victory for IoT development in the clothing industry.
Your clothes would be able to change color according to your command and sense your skin and body temperature; keeping you cool or warm according to your needs.
Besides offices, other retail industry and production industries are looking forward to have a piece for themselves from the IoT pie.
One of the frustrating moments is when after roaming hours in the mall you need to wait in a long queue to pay for the products. With IoT enabled trolleys every product that you place in the trolley is scanned automatically and the total is being made of the purchase.
All you need to do is just swipe or tap your card on the IoT sensor and you have made the payment with any hassle or long queues.
In factories, large pieces of machinery would be connected to computers and mobiles so that they can be easily controlled and operated just with a tap on your Smartphones.
This would make the whole production plant automated and the controlling completely portable.
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So now you can enjoy your weekend on the couch watching movies while your “smart” appliances will complete your chores. IoT app development is all set to become the next big thing after the Internet.
If you wish to integrate your home and office devices for personal or commercial use or wish to build an IoT-enabled device or provide IoT app services as business plan then you will need an excellent and wearables developer.
The future is waiting, you better start running or you may lose the golden chance.