Glossary - Internet of Things

Internet of things (IoT) is a system that includes interrelated mechanical, digital devices, objects, machines, animals, and humans that are provided with individual identifiers. Alongside those identifiers, they have the ability to transfer data or information without the required commands from human to human or human to devise interaction. Due to the current technological innovations, the definition of the term has changed over time.

People can use embedded systems, machine learning, real-time analytics, and commodity censors because of modern technology. Though, the traditional aspects of IoTs include control systems, automation of the houses and buildings, wireless sensor networks, and many more advancements. There are several concerns regarding the Internet of things, such as privacy and security. People argue that it can lead to severe damages, and governmental organizations focus on creating a safe and modern environment for their citizens.

Smart Houses as an example of IoT                                                                                                  

In the consumer market, most of the time, IoT refers to a smart house. It is the most famous example of this phenomenon. The concept of smart home covers aspects such as lighting fixtures, thermostats, home security systems, security cameras, and much more smart in house technologies. The Internet of Things enables people to use these types of modern technologies that are associated with their mobile phones and smart speakers.

History: Internet of Things

The first time that people used a network of smart devices was in nineteen eighty-two. The first example of IoT was the coke vending machine that was located at Carnegie Mellon University. The manuals of those coke vending machines were straightforward. It was giving information about whether or not the added drinks are cold or not. As a term, the Internet of things was used for the first time in nineteen ninety-one by Kevin Ashton. Kevin was talking about Radio Frequency Identification and predicted that in the future individual tasks would be controlled by a system of interrelated computers.