Computer fans know the term “Internet of Things” well.
It describes a vast network of sensors, lights, and other devices that help monitor, control, and store data in the cloud.
These devices have become increasingly powerful, and increasingly ubiquitous.
They are connected to the internet, and they can be controlled remotely from anywhere on the planet.
“There’s a huge amount of data that’s being collected, and it’s being shared across a vast amount of devices,” said Andrew M. Bercovici, a research scientist at the National Center for Science Education in Virginia, who has studied the rise of connected devices.
“We are living in a data-driven future.”
The Internet of Things has spawned a lot of new gadgets, from tiny wearable watches to a new type of wireless speaker that can transmit audio and video over the internet.
But the most important part of the IoT ecosystem is what many have called the “internet of things” — devices that connect to the Internet to do things like send messages, control devices, and monitor temperature.
“When the internet came into existence, it took off with smart-home devices,” Bercicovici said.
“And the smart-homes, you know, were built on top of Wi-Fi.”
These smart-watches and thermostats are connected directly to the cloud, but IoT devices can also control those devices, send messages back and forth, and even send data to a cloud server for analysis.
And there are now even connected cars that can monitor their surroundings, including temperature, traffic, and so on.
There are already dozens of IoT devices out there.
In 2018, for example, the US Department of Energy and the University of Michigan partnered to create a data analytics platform called “NECCAT,” which helps companies like Nest, GE, and Uber build connected devices that can track their customers.
“In the world of IoT, we have an amazing array of things that can connect to one another and to the network,” Bero said.
A recent survey of IoT users by security company FireEye found that more than half of respondents use at least one connected device to keep up with their daily lives.
Many of these devices have a wide range of applications, ranging from smart home security to controlling thermostat sensors.
There’s even a new category of IoT device that could be used to help save lives: the internet of things (IoT) hub.
IoT Hubs allow users to plug in any device, such as a thermostatically controlled car, to power up their home or office.
These hubs can connect up to 10 devices at once.
They can also help users monitor their temperature and humidity in real time.
There is also a wide array of connected objects that can interact with one another.
In the coming months, researchers at the University the Netherlands and at Carnegie Mellon University will launch a major new IoT-related research initiative called IoT Futures, which aims to improve IoT solutions and provide IoT-specific information.
The IoT Futuries initiative is designed to give researchers a deeper understanding of how IoT technology will change the way we interact with our devices, including smart thermostators, home security systems, and more.
“The internet of objects is changing the way our lives are connected,” said Eric Lips, a professor at the Carnegie Mellon School of Engineering and the principal investigator of IoT Futurities.
“A lot of the innovations in IoT will impact our everyday lives.”