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INTERNET-OF-THINGS

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Internet of things! A very ambitious and technologically savvy idea, which has grabbed the attention of the world with its greatness!

So, what is internet of things?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity which enables these things to connect and exchange data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.

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The discussion about adding sensors and giving intelligence to basic objects has been going on from as early as 1980s, but not much could be implemented at that time because technology wasn’t so advanced at that time. Processors that were cheap and power-frugal enough to be all but disposable were required before it became cost-effective to connect up billions of devices. Internet connectivity as well as enough IP addresses for billion of devices were also required which couldn’t be possible back then, but now it is.

The vision:

IoT intends to make everything smarter. Pretty much any physical object can be transformed into an IoT device if it can be connected to the internet and controlled that way, this way even a trivial object like a toothbrush can become smart.

ADVANTAGES:

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DISADVANTAGES:

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With all the sensors constantly collecting data about what you do, there is a little or no room for privacy. It’s surprisingly easy to find out a lot about a person from a few different sensor readings.

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