The Internet of Things (IoT) is still a new concept. It is built on tried and trusted foundations. There are things to learn but there is no doubt that it will drastically change the world. Here are four things you should know about IoT.
1. It is based on the machine to machine (M2M) concept. This idea is slowly coming to the market and it is expected that within a decade ten billion devices around the world will communicate with each other around cars, homes and other places. So, objects can communicate with each other without any human intervention.
2. The size of IoT is interesting. It is all about small things. Billions of small objects will be connected to each other and function without any human intervention. The smart home will now be able to track down everything that we do every day. They will lock and unlock the front door, order groceries automatically when the fridge becomes empty, and more.
3. 5G is the smartest network and will be the catalyst for all these devices. Things will run at an average of 10 Gb/s and maximum speed can reach up to 800 Gb/s. There won’t be any breaks like the present 3G or 4G networks as things should be connected all the time.
The Security and privacy issues are being taken care of. It is necessary to integrate security into the devices. The IoT is the future technology. It will help to build a smart city. The major technology companies are working on it and soon we will be able to have an environment where everything will be automatic.