What is IoT?
The internet of things (IoT) means a network of physical objects that are connected with the help of the Internet.
These devices are embedded with software, sensors, and other technologies to connect and exchange data with other IoT devices and systems over the internet. Internet of things devices come in a range from household appliances to complex industrial devices and machines.
As of today, there are more than 7 billion connected IoT devices.
Throughout the past few years, IoT has become one of the most crucial technologies and a part of our lives. Examples of IoT devices are kitchen appliances, smart cars, smart TVs, thermostats, smart homes, and body monitors. Internet of things devices enable us to make connections between people, processes, and things.
Applications of IoT devices
IoT devices can now be used for many applications. Internet of things devices can share and collect data with minimum intervention through low-cost computing, data analytics, and mobile technologies.
In this hyperconnected world, digital systems can record, monitor, and adjust the interaction between connected things.
What will be the Future of IoT?
Let’s talk about the future of IoT in 10 points-
1. The future of IoT projects will be more driven by business instead of technology
Nowadays, Businesses are into IoT only because of their organizational goals without any specific technological goals.
The future of IoT requires organizations to focus on the research team of more technology advancements in the field of Internet of things, whether it is an Internet of things application or a product.
For example, a hospital might add Internet of things sensors to locate wheelchairs or measure a patient’s status while they walk.
2. IoT will be part of work but not necessarily a job itself
Internet of things is used as a booster for an organization to ease the working and optimize the supply chain.
Internet of things devices can help collect and analyze data to find ways to improve the efficiency and productivity of an organization.
3. Growing number of IoT devices
The number of Internet of things devices is increasing continuously as in 2016 there were 4.7 billion IoT devices and according to Internet of things Analytics, there are nearly 12.3 billion IoT devices in 2021 and there will be more than 21 billion by 2025.
4. Cities will start becoming “Smart”
In the near future, consumers will not be the only ones using IoT devices. City development companies will increasingly adopt smart technologies to make more advanced cities to save time and money.
This means that cities will be able to automate transport, remotely manage, and collect feedback data through visitor kiosks, CCTV systems, taxis, and bike stations.
5. Artificial intelligence will continue to become a bigger thing
With the integration of Artificial Intelligence with smart devices and appliances such as smart home hubs, virtual assistant devices, kitchen appliances, thermostats, lighting systems, and every IoT device collect data on your usage statistics and timings.
When you set up an Internet of things device, you are involuntarily permitting it to collect data about you.
Like in voice-controlled devices, you allow it to record what you say to it and store these recordings to facilitate Machine Learning.
Machine Learning – It helps devices to learn by the data given to them.
It helps the devices to learn about your preferences and adapt themselves accordingly.
For instance, when you play music on google assistant it saves your preferences to play music based on them in the future.
6. Network Routers will become more smart and secure
Most Network Routers installed in your residence don’t have security software installed inside them and they are more prone to network attacks.
While many devices can’t be secured, conventional routers provide some security measures. Such as protection at the entry point, firewall, and the ability to select which devices you want to allow on your network.
Conclusively, Router makers will continue to seek new ways to boost security for your IoT devices.
7. 5G Networks will fuel IoT growth
Shortly, all the major telecom networks will roll out 5G networks.
5G network provides a fifth-generation wireless cellular network that promises higher data transmission speeds and better connectivity between devices.
With the help of faster networks, data can be gathered, analyzed, and managed to a higher degree. And this will make consumers more interested in Internet of things.
8. Cars will get even smarter
The world is shifting towards 5G technology. The boom of 5G technology will support the advancements of other technologies too.
The auto industry will go in a higher gear by the arrival of 5G technology in the automobile sector.
The development of connected vehicles and driverless cars will be benefited from the higher data transmission speeds.
Previously cars were only used for transport but now cars are made smart with the integration of internet in them.
also, IoT devices will increasingly analyze your data and share it with other smart cars on the internet.
For example. Tesla Smart Cars
9. IoT devices will be more prone to dangerous DDoS attacks
With the number of increasing IoT devices day-by-day, Botnet-powered distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks will increase.
The attackers use botnet infected devices to carry out a DDoS attack by overcrowding the server beyond its capability of handling multiple users.
Internet of Things devices can be used to direct take down websites and carry out other attacks.
For instance, there may be future attempts to weaponize IoT devices and make them turn against people such as working Internet of things devices that can be made to fail in case of need.
10. Rules, Legislation and regulatory activity on IoT Devices.
The increase in IoT devices will turn governments and authorities to regulate and make rules about the use of IoT devices.
Like in mid-2018, the European Union implemented the General Data Protection Regulation and the US passed a tougher privacy law recently.