When was the last time you looked at the descriptions on Amazon? Everyone tries to throw the word ‘technology’ into everything, which is marketing at its finest. Why would you not throw random buzzwords into the mix if you’ll sell more products.
Unless a hat is sending tons of information directly to your phone over Bluetooth it’s not designed using special technology. Fortunately it won’t be long until those marketers are telling the truth because of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Nobody Has A Clue What The IoT Actually Is
Ask hundreds of people on the street and a few might know what the IoT actually is. They’ll probably be geeks working for technology companies. It’s weird because the IoT will become almost everything within a couple of years.
It’s essentially physical products storing, managing, and creating data. This data will then be used by a wide range of people to do anything with. We’ll look at a few basic examples right now in case you’re having trouble figuring it out.
Real Time Fleet Management Of Cars – Think about how many cars a nationwide company might have on the road at the same time. If they can manage them properly they’ll easily save a huge amount of money over the long term.
Drivers won’t be able to sit at the side of the road reading magazines when they’re supposed to be working. They’ll know the cheapest places to buy fuel when they’re running low. These examples are only the beginning.
Keeping People Safe At Work – A tremendous amount of people get injured at work every year. The IoT could drive the number down considerably if used correctly. Employees would have to wear some kind of sensor on them.
If they were walking next to something dangerous they would be warned when getting a little close. A company would be able to learn from the data too. For example, they could track movement and eliminate risky bottlenecks going forwards.
Monitoring A Variety Of Structures – Lots of structures will be damaged throughout the years, but it won’t necessarily be visible to the naked eye. Sometimes you won’t realize anything is wrong until it’s too late.
You definitely don’t want to drive over a bridge when it has the potential to collapse. Sensors on a bridge could measure things like tilt and vibration. Engineers would have a better idea of what is going on.
Staying Safe In The Sky – Jet engines cost a huge amount of money and you can’t afford for anything to go wrong with them. It’s crucial someone knows when there is a possibility something is close to breaking point.
IoT can help you in a few less serious ways too. Data collected from engines could reduce delays, plus it will keep flights as cheap as possible by using fuel more efficiently. It will benefit airlines and passengers greatly.
It Will Change The Entire World Forever
Hopefully this helps anyone who has heard lots about IoT without truly knowing what it means. Just know it’s already hitting the scene and you’ll know even more about it within a year or two.