The Internet of Things is all about more and more everyday objects, from jackets to cars having the ability to send and receive data via the Internet.
The term Internet of Things was coined by the British technologist Kevin Ashton in 1999. Today, the huge amounts of data we are producing and the advances in mobile technologies are bringing the idea into our homes and daily lives.
According to Gartner, there will be nearly 26 billion devices on the Internet of Things by 2020. According to ABI Research, more than 30 billion devices will be wirelessly connected to the Internet of Things (Internet of Everything) by 2020.
Many of these devices will be able to talk to other devices and computers without any human intervention required.
Imagine Marty Mc Fly's jacket not only self-drying, but offering directions to the nearest cleaners, as I bet those Jeans didn't dry themselves.
Bill Chamberlin's Twitter Account @horizonwatching is a great place to keep up to date on this and similar topics!