The Internet of Things

When MIT researcher Kevin Ashton coined the phrase The Internet of Things (IoT) in 1999, it is unlikely he realized just how prevalent that technology would be today or why it is likely to grow astronomically in the future. The term refers to sensors attached to various objects that transmit their information via the Internet and, in turn, receive input and instructions back. The sensors can utilize a local area network or a 5G network to send information to a place where it can be stored in cloud servers and analyzed via data analytics. Often the term smart is used in conjunction with items that are part of the IoT. My home has a smart thermostat that enables me to monitor it and adjust my home’s temperature ...

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