Internet of Things will change the world..
Internet of things (IOT) is said to be the next stage in the evolution of a sophisticated society by many scholars. It basically refers to the interconnection of various devices with electronic equipment and sensors, actuators by the internet and collection of data by them to help facilitate various processes on a real time basis. It can basically be viewed as the entry of the physical world parameters into the computer database system.
IOT can lessen the human intervention in many tasks making the data collection and processes more reliable and accurate. For example, if your refrigerator is converted into a smart device then it will be able to figure out when your supplies will be getting over and would notify you when your supplies are getting low.
Another example can be as simple as a car. Suppose your car is a smart car, connected to the internet. Now the sensors and electronic chips in your car will keep on notifying you about the health of the car i.e. whether the brake oil is sufficient or not, the tyres are worn off or not and such related issues.
Biochip transponders, Heart monitoring machines, sensors in ac ventilation shafts, light sensing devices in homes are some of the other examples where IoT can be used .
According to many scientists IoT can be viewed as a marriage between hardware, software ,services and database. That is because all these parameters contribute significantly to make a digital ecosystem where everything would be controlled automatically without much human intervention.
The opportunity is very huge. Probably that is why , Reliance Jio is laying fiber all over India to step into the digital world and establish a well knit digital ecosystem.
Building a smart city, smart energy plants would be the next big thing in the digital ecosystem where each country would invest heavily in IOT .Nuclear reactors would require IoT the most as they are the most critical when it comes to safety .The fukushima disaster and Chernobyl disaster are examples of how much we need smart monitoring systems in the energy sector