Internet of Things Impact on the World
It is clear that everything in your home, office, company or any other place you breathe, will be connected with one another in the future. Be it phones, computers, microwaves, televisions, front doors, blenders, comforters, light bulbs, everything. The framework that helps in connecting these things is profoundly called as Internet of Things. Internet of Things can also be reframed as object interaction on the universal level. Wait, ain’t it a bit dense? How about we use some smart word relating the smart framework? On a serious note, imagine that everything, I mean everything is connected with each other. Won’t the world be changed entirely?
What does the IoT statistics say?
It is predicted that there will be 38.5 billion devices connecting through IoT technology by the year 2020, according to the Juniper research. IDC, on the other hand, says it will only be half. What about Gartner? Well, it is 25. Even though the numbers doesn’t matter, we must not forget the fact that they are actually huge. Out of these devices, 70% of them will be industrial with manufacturers taking advantage of the customer feedback, indirectly. Therefore, IoT helps in the modification of products, creating innovative ways that make the world more efficient. Not to forget, new ways will emerge more than changing the color of the bulb.
How Internet of Things (IoT) changed the world in 2015?
Though IoT has been evolving for many years, 2015 is the year which has been “happening”. People started building foundations, researching, making appropriate plans and designing infrastructure to make Internet of Things, a dream come true. It was not exactly the year where people succumbed to the technology, but then again, we can find Trojan horses everywhere. If you say no, then you’re fooling yourself. How many of you have bought an Apple TV this year? Amazon Echo? How many of you are interested in buying Sony’s PSVR? I mean ain’t it fun to yell at Echo like you yell at your wife even if you’re unmarried. “Alexa, do that. Alexa, do this”. Of course, with benefits like tracking, monitoring and presenting statistical data in an organized form.
As fancy as the concept appears, we still can’t imagine how these things are going to be in practical. Google has Nest, Samsung has SmartThings, Microsoft has Windows, Apple has Home Kit and then there are Wink, Z-Wave, Wemo, wait! I’m not even going to list them all. Some of these things can be controlled with your phone, some with a remote and some with your tracker. But, the protocols are going to overlap with each other according to the hierarchy. Frank Gillett, the president of a research firm says, “People buy a single thing to do a single work. All of these things are like app-ccessories in a shelf of Best Buy or Apple store. Making these things sing and dance together? You are day dreaming.”
What does future has in store for IoT?
2016 started accelerating at a rapid pace. We have already completed a month. So, when is IoT really going to change everything around the world? It’s true that our homes will get smarter. But the growth rate is going to be slower than the tortoise. If we dig for a reason, as much as Internet of Things is enticing to people, no one is going to get out and renovate the whole home at once. We won’t go out to buy a smart refrigerator when we have one working perfectly, in the home. Probably, we will store the idea of buying one, when we go for shopping next time, which is after a decade. Then, we might even go for the connected one. But, now? No.
Why IoT technology won’t change much in 2016?
The connection of things is going to happen in patterns of one object at a time, but not in uniform motion. Then why do these companies keep inventing smart devices? The superior motive of any company is to keep the user in the circle, without losing him to any other alternative. The reason why IoT won’t change much in 2016 is because the actual implementation required in enabling your phone to adjust the light is a lot more complicated than just hitting the button. On the other hand, it is possible that a smart-home device might be invented which can act as a sole platform forcing other devices to play and optimizing the clout. However, what are the chances of it happening in 2016? There are regal devices embedded with exquisite features among Internet of Things, but a device that can accelerate the entire technology forward? I would say, no.
We have the technology right here. We have devices right here. But how to connect them, in a go? For that, we need to grapple the security concerns that are not very generic. We need to understand the data intimacy and modulate it in a sophisticated way. Internet of Things is surely coming, in the form of a molasses wave. The question is when? 2015 was entirely spent on understanding the framework and listing the necessities. 2016? Maybe it will be gone in the installation of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Or maybe not. Maybe in something else. And this exactly is why Internet of Things is not entirely gonna change in 2016. A bit yes. But, nothing on huge context.