2. Smart Technology: How the Internet of Things Works

The Internet of Things, as it appears to be developing, is a technological tour de force. It uses a variety of existing and soon-to-be-developed technologies and protocols, combines them in new and interesting ways, and ends up automating all manner of day-to-day activities and interactions. It puts together multiple, relatively simple technologies and ends up with something that is greater than the sum of its parts.

How exactly, then, does the Internet of Things work? Let’s take a look.

Understanding the Internet of Things: The Big Picture

The Internet of Things combines a variety of technologies into a semi-autonomous network. Put simply, the IoT connects individual devices to the network ...

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