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Internet of Things: What are They and Why They Matter

by Roveen Anyango
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Our world is becoming more and more connected to the internet, which means that more and more of our devices are getting connected to the internet.

So, we are talking not just about phones and computers connected to the internet, but also TVs, microwaves, home security systems, and so on. All these devices can be referred to as the internet of things.

Thus, the internet of things (IoT) is a network encompassing physical devices which have built-in sensors of software or any other tech which allows the device to connect and exchange data with other devices across the internet.

So, if you have a smart TV, your smart TV is part of the internet of things, as is your phone, computer, or Alexa speaker.

Why is IoT important

The IoT has become very critical in our world today, allowing for seamless communication between people and things. You are now able to easily interact with others online because of IoT, which connects your device to the other device in the complex internet network.

This is also important because you can now monitor your home CCTV camera on your phone due to IoT, which allows your phone and security camera to communicate easily.

IoT is also what is leading to the development of self-driving cars, which could be valuable in the future.

IoT is also an invaluable system to big businesses. It helps manage inventory and improve customer experience in retail. In transport and logistics, it allows for better fleet management.

Internet of Things is probably one of the biggest parts of smart homes, as it allows all devices in the home, from the lightbulbs, cameras, fridges, security systems, etc to communicate easily and effectively with each other. This could help older people be more independent, as it will make monitoring them a lot easier.

However, it is not all smooth sailing when it comes to the internet of things. One of the biggest risks of IoT is a breach of our privacy. You see, for IoT to work, it needs to have access to our personal information, which it then transfers in large quantities through the vast web connection. So, any breach of security puts your personal information at risk.

However, that still doesn’t take away the use of IoT in our world today and the vast potential in the future.

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