At the moment, the Internet has changed how everything is done, and this is bound to improve more in the future. Information sharing and communication is now instant across the globe, and it is believed that in the same way we interact on the Internet, so do machines. Internet of things is built on sensors implanted everywhere for purposes of gathering information. The Internet of things is expected to evolve and in future, more automated processes will come along as explained below.

  • Manufacturing sector – Sensors are being used in the manufacturing industry in a way that excludes human contribution. Already, such technology has been incorporated in many factories and even more sophisticated technology is expected to come up shortly.

  • In future, such hiccups will be eliminated and machines made more intelligent. They are looking forward to the establishment of wearable technology that allows people to interact and supervise machines from a remote location.

  • Automation increases productivity and efficiency since programmed machines can detect what might bypass a human. This is however not true all the time since any slight malfunction might go unnoticed and cause irreversible problems.

  • Transport – The transport sector has long remained old school, especially in aviation since it is a high-risk department.

  • It is however anticipated that this will change since sensors are now being incorporated in vehicles and airplanes to help monitor fuel, location, and any mechanical issues that might be coming up. With this advancement, it is anticipated that even distress calls will be automated such that when a plane is experiencing hiccups while up in the air, the sensors will detect and send information to the control room. That is brand new technology.

  • Agriculture – Considering the importance of agriculture in our daily lives, farmers have always been prompt when it comes to newer technological breakthroughs. As a matter of fact, most farmers all over the world are using farming apps to improve productivity and consequently their income.

  • Machines are being developed which will replace farm managers and supervisors. They will have the capacity to detect pests and diseases affecting the farm. These machines will be so intelligent such that besides plowing, they will be able to record the soil’s Ph, temperature, humidity and moisture content.

  • Home and office – Our homes and offices are already experiencing high levels of automation and though we have not reached the point of having talking fridges and remote controlled coffee makers where we are headed.

  • In the near future, pets too will be controlled from a remote location. It will also be possible to press a buzz calling for supplies and services from the comfort of your home or office.

  • To facilitate all these automation, Apple has already developed a platform called Homekit to facilitate such apps.

  • Urban centers – Cities are not being left out of the digital revolution and as more people are moving to more operations are being automated to make it easier for the cities to handle the population. Shortly, sensors will be installed everywhere to monitor and report activities in real time.

  • The most anticipated tech that is being developed is the parking assistant which connects motorists and parking spaces using wireless technology such that motorists within a certain radius are notified of a free parking space.

  • Vehicles – Electric vehicles are already being manufactured which can cover up to hundreds of kilometers in a matter of seconds!

  • The navigator is designed in a way that it connects to the nearest charging station when you are running low on power. In future, more automation is expected, and this includes a camera that can read road signs and warn the driver accordingly.

  • Vehicles will also be connected to their manufacturers who will be monitoring whether it is being serviced according to their recommendations.

  • Energy – The energy system that is in place is full of inefficiencies because it has been unable to meet the growing demand, hence characterized by frequent power outages.

  • A smart power grid is however on its way to solving all these problems including the high cost of power. During off peak hours like at night will be the cheapest and smart meters will allow users to store up power for future use.

  • Sensors will also detect electric faults and relay to the people responsible for action to be taken.

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