IoT or Internet of Things is a term you may have heard mentioned recently, but what is it?
At CES this year, many manufacturers have been promoting their “connected devices”; these include cars, refrigerators, doorbells and even kettles. This should give you a rough idea of what the Internet of Things is, in basic terms it refers to a device other than a PC, laptop or smartphone that is able to connect to the internet.
Imagine if you had an IoT refrigerator; Samsung’s offering has in built cameras so you can see what is inside via your smartphone from anywhere in the world!
This is made possible because the refrigerator can connect to the internet, meaning you can connect to it from any other internet connected device, like your mobile or laptop.
The possibilities really are endless, imagine in the future if all of your household electrical items were internet-enabled; you could check what is in the fridge, turn on the oven and increase the heating all before leaving work. When you get near your house, your internet connected car (which already alerted you earlier in the day via your smartphone that you needed petrol) will tell the garage door to open and notify your partner via their smartphone that you are about to walk in the door. After dinner, when the dishwasher cycle begins, the TV automatically comes on and 30 minutes later when your show finishes, your bath begins to run! Your IoT bed could even turn off all the IoT lights when it detects you laying on it!
I’m not sure how I feel about this kind of automation, it sounds pretty amazing but how “lazy” can we become? Feel free to comment below!
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