Our connectivity is currently limited to our few devices. We are now beginning to see that change. We are on the road to everything being connected, from fridges to shopping lists to billboards, and all centered around you! Read on for examples of how efficient our lives will soon become.
Some call it the Internet of EverythingThe Internet of Things has the potential to change the world, just as the Internet did. Maybe even more so. Some call it
The impressiveness of the Internet of Things will first become a reality once Radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags become common place. These tags will be attached to all objects and food packaging, holding electronic information, such as identification codes, expiry dates, place of manufacture and the items owner. This information can be picked up by nearby scanners which upload that information to the IoT. Applications for this simple tagging system are immense. For example, at the consumer level, you will simply need to walk past a scanner with your shopping trolley to buy the items.
To more efficiently connect to the Internet of Things, we will need to employ the use of personal assistants – Siri is only the first version of this assistant. To ensure you wake up in the morning, for example, tell your assistant the time you want to wake up at. At that time, your alarm clock will go off, lights will turn on, TV will turn on with weather information and news bulletins, and your coffee will be made, all before you get out of bed.
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