There are many views into the Internet of Things. It is infinitely complex and impossible for any mere human to understand completely. On the other hand, many key aspects are coming into focus. If you are looking for a clear articulation of the IoT that can help you understand this mega-trend, or if you need something to help you explain it to others, this video is perfect:
The IoT is already a big part of our current life, with many of our machines already talking to each other and the Internet without human control. You probably already own many IoT devices, and if trends continue the way they are now, will soon have 100’s of others. The average house in the US is estimated to have over 200 IoT devices by the year 2020. This video captures context on this in ways that can help you better prepare.
In our view, some of your preparation should be on how to improve your ability to protect your personal IoT. Your devices will have more and more content on you and what you are up to, and they will be communicating with each other in new ways. This means there will be more paths into your sensitive info.
For insights into how to protect yourself in the coming world see:
- Internet of Things: What you need to know
- Cybersecurity Technologies: What you need to know
- Protecting Your Home From The Cyber Threat
We track hot Cyber Security Technologies and all the other major mega trends of technology in the Things Cyber Tech Landscape section. The megatrends we track there are:
- Artificial Intelligence: Tracking the future of thinking machines large and small, including the AI enabled systems used by your smartphone.
- Cloud Computing: Powerful centralized computing delivering new capabilities like software as a service and most of the ecommerce and social media services we all use today.
- Mobile Computing: Connected super-computers in your hand giving people ESP-like super powers. Our smartphones now ship with dozens of high end sensors and those are only increasing.
- Big Data Analytics: Making sense of incredible amounts of data, including data generated and used by robotics and the IoT.
- Robotics: Automating every task that can be, creating, and disrupting jobs. This includes, by the way, disrupting entertainment (see Jimmy Fallon and his robots).
- Internet of Things: Everything will have a chip and communicate with everything else, and how we optimize this will help ensure the IoT is focused on what we want.
- Cybersecurity: Evil will aways be lurking. We must all reduce our risks in this connected world. this includes a need for cybersecurity on every
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