Every now and then a man’s mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr-
From time immemorial, the world has featured innumerable accounts of technological advancements that have overtime re-written our narrative. They come in layer upon layer to build on the previous and existing establishments. A new one comes to render the former obsolete and set the pace for a new acceptance.
The level of human adaptation, they say is the strength of every change. The arrival of each of these advancements never leaves us the same. What seems new/odd today becomes a composite of our living tomorrow.
In its simplest form, the internet of things can referred to as a network of devices or seen more broadly as the relationship of Internet connected objects able to collect and exchange data.
The internet of things as a phenomenon is at its grassroots level and has not fully attained its full potential. Despite it being in its ‘spring-forth’ stage, it is worthy of note the rate at which, like a wild fire, it is gradually ravaging the world. It is worthy of note the rate at which the internet of things is fast creeping into our everyday lives and soon enough, with a good level of adaptive culture, it would indeed take over the world.
Internet of Things: Blurring the lines blurring the line between digital world and the physical world; The internet of things as impossible as it sounds isn’t just an idea but a looming reality. In years to come, it would almost be impossible for the coming generation to believe that humans lived their lives years back without this sort of advancement.
Internet of things is gearing us towards a world of inter-connectedness where everything would co-exist and rarely would anything left existing by itself.
An expression of the Internet of things can be seen in Internet Enabled Healthcare system; it is set to transform the healthcare sector and allow for individuals to be tracked by wearable sensors for wellness information that impact the quality of life and also for accurate capture of patient’s health information through a programmed algorithm. This is causing a disruption in the health sector.
Also, Internet of things and Wearable; include devices such as smart-watches and fitness trackers are one of the most conspicuous examples of Internet of Things (IoT) technology.
Internet of things enabled Smart Homes; it is moving us towards residences that use internet-connected devices to enable the remote monitoring and management of appliances and systems, such as lighting and heating.
More to these are the present realities the Internet of things is coming to change. The progress of this advancement is dependent on the rate at which we embrace the change to blur the lines.
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