How Our Lives are Affected with the Engineering Internet Of Things
According to the engineering world, that by the year 2020, millions or billions of smart electronic devices that are linked by the internet will interact with each other devoid of human intervention, and this network of interacting devices is called the Internet of Things. It is said, that between now and 2020, the IoT being developed would consist of PCs, tablet computers, digital cameras, e-Book readers, mobile phones, robots, private and public computers and other smart electronic devices.
These developments of IoT would have several impacts, benefits and costs in our lives.
The following advantages on the IoT to our lives will be discussed here briefly.
The engineering world is saying that automation will be reaching a different kind of high levels that would change dramatically our lifestyles and this is one benefit that we can get from IoT. The changes here mean that our lives will be more comfortable than what we are experiencing now, such as less physical travelling, and consequently more time to our primary occupations, more vacations and relaxation.
Examples of an IoT age that you would appreciate is when your PC would automatically order your groceries as soon as it detects a falling below the set levels, or a specialized robot in your home that will verify your visitors and open the door for them without you having to do the task.
Because of the inherent efficiency of electronic networks, jobs and processes involving trade would be eliminated and there will be a positive effect on the economy, thus prices of services and products could drop significantly, and thus another benefit in cost savings can be attributed to IoT.
Because of the application of IoT, we will experience great benefits relating to the increase of speed and productivity, and in the process, savings will occur, sensors will free humans from conducting some tasks and there will be an enhanced productivity. Imagine not worrying to turn off your oven when the cake is done, or switching on and off the lights as you enter and leave a room, or have to think to turn off the AC as you leave the house, because all of these will be done by your house for you. With the help of motion sensors or facial recognition, the goal of IoT is in automating our lives with the improvement in efficiency of these areas.
It is further envisioned that the Internet of Things will have a big impact on the digital businesses while facilitating new models of businesses and improving efficiency.
Currently, a wide range of establishments are already using IoT technologies and business models although the support IoT is still at its infant stage.