What is IoT?

We have heard about the term. We know it is quite famous. But what is IoT all about? What does it mean to the general public? And how does it change the general public’s life?

Everyone is asking ‘What is IoT’. We have all heard about it, haven’t we? Some of us also know that it refers to the Internet of Things. It is a strange term that means a lot for those who know all about it. Here is a simple explanation of it.

What is IoT?

We use the internet on our computers, mobile phones and laptops i.e., computing devices. Through this, the computing devices transfer data. But the internet can also be used on our ACs, TVs, Microwaves, Geysers, switchboards and much more. This means that two ‘things’ can communicate with each other without the need of a human-to-human or human-to-device interaction. Over the years, with the advent of technology the definition of the Internet of Things has expanded its limits. New technologies have converged into this technology to make it a whole new thing that has immeasurable scope. 

Real-time analytics, machine learning, embedded systems, wireless sensor networks and control systems have played a major role in giving shape to the Internet of Things industry. With these, the Internet of Things is achieving true automation with minimal human involvement.

So, what is IoT in today’s time? It is a combination of multiple technologies.

All these technologies have come together to give birth to smart devices. These are in the forefront of the consumer market. They include devices such as smart lights, smart cameras, doorbells, thermostats, door locks, home security systems, energy monitoring systems, and many more are getting added to the list as you read. All these devices are either controlled and monitored by smartphones, or by smart speakers.

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