Internet of Things is a fascinating thing in the world of technology which has a big potential to make our lives so much easier and convenient. If you’ve never heard of the term before, we’ve got your covered with a crash course on it.
What is IoT?
Internet of Things, usually abbreviated as IoT, is the ability for everyday objects to talk to one another over a network, just like how we make calls to one another over a mobile network.
How does this work?
This is done by assigning unique identities to these objects giving them the ability to transfer data without a person manually doing this. For example, being able to switch the lights on and off at home while you are in a different place.
This can be done through an app so that you don’t physically have to be at home and manually put the light switch up.
Is it convenient?
The convenience and security this brings is immeasurable. Now you’ll no longer have to call the neighbour to switch your lights on for you when you’re away on holiday, you can do that yourself while sipping on cocktails on a beach in an exotic island somewhere, how nice.
South Korea is the leading country in this, allowing people to connect their homes to smart devices. A simple example is smart fridges that allow you to check what’s left in your fridge while you’re at the grocery store!