The Internet of Things

What do an umbrella, a shark, a house plant, the pads in a mining truck and a smoke detector have common? They can all be connected online, and in fact, they . By 2022 it is expected that more than a trillion sensors will be to the internet. If all things are connected, it will shift the way we do business and use resources, and will eventually yield massive of data. But who owns data and how safely will it be kept? By 2020, around 22% of the cars will be connected to the internet. 290 million vehicles. And by 2024, more 50% of home internet traffic will be by appliances and devices rather just for communication and entertainment. In this scenario, what if your car or home hacked? The internet of things raises huge questions on privacy and security that to be addressed by governments, corporations, and consumers. But if we get things , it will also bring unprecedented efficiency to processes that will no be offline. Imagine cows in a farm monitored to obtain health reports that will help farmers them better, or tracking the behaviour of complex industrial , preventing accidents and shortening downtime for maintenance. All of devices will be able to gather and share any type of from their environment, seamlessly organizing to make our lives smarter and safer. A world where all things are connected is going to endless opportunities for most human activities, but it will depend us whether we are going to take advantage of it, or let it advantage of us. Will data be collected, shared and stored to improve our lives? Or will it be to control us? 

 



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