Internet of Things (IoT)

Jeffrey S. Wilkinson, Ph.D.*


The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the growing global trend of connecting sensors—objects and devices—to computer-based networks. Active and passive chipsets are becoming embedded into virtually all aspects of life across every imaginable sector. Some of the most notable devices today are the Home Assistant (Echo, HomePod, and others) and Nest thermostats. Other applications include inventory management, supply chain, logistics, and security. Global migration to 5G and narrow-band IoT will result in more advanced developments in the coming year. Globally, many cities are testing large-scale IoT applications such as city water metering using smart technologies.

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