INTERNET OF THINGS
Internet of Things more popularly known as Iot is a computing concept that describes the idea of everyday physical devices being connected to the internet and being able to identify themselves to other devices. It is a virtual network of any type of objects embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators and network connectivity which enables these objects to connect and exchange data.
However simple it sounds, the internet of things is a difficult concept to define precisely. In layman terms, IoT is a mesh of physical objects that are connected to the internet and controlled remotely. In technical terms, this translates to collecting large amounts of unstructured data, analyzing them, and then predicting future behaviors. This, in turn, involves multiple network protocols, frameworks and languages.
IoT is a large network consisting of people, things and their connections. These devices gather large amounts of data, supplying us with masses of new information to analyze. This new information is gathered by all your devices: from smart pens to smart phones. Simply saying, IoT is the technology that lets you to connect everything, from your home security system, air purifier, lighting, music, television – all from the central processing unit i.e your smartphone. Even our clothes could be internet-enabled and the washing machine might notify repairman if it requires fixing.
The concept of IoT explains that how internet and technology are changing the world and their impact on our lives. Most of the IoT devices doesn’t need any human intervention: they can self-maintain, self-propel and self-drive. As per the study done by US technology firm Gartner, over the next five years, around 26 billion items will have computer chips, each wirelessly connecting nonliving devices to the internet. No wonder there would be a wide scope for internet of things, as it is the next revolution.