Conclusion - Sculpting Your Career In IOT
Internet of Things (IoT) is a new computing concept where each and every physical object, alive and dead, has unique identifier and connected with each other without any human intervention, turning physical world in a huge information system.
The term Internet of Things was first coined by Kevin Aston in 1999 in a presentation to Proctor and Gamble,
"If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things - using data they gathered without any help from us - we would be able to track and count everything, and greatly reduce waste, loss and cost. We would know when things needed replacing, repairing or recalling, and whether they were fresh or past their best.
We need to empower computers with their own means of gathering information, so they can see, hear and smell the world for themselves, in all its random glory.”
In computing world nearly 50Petabytes of data so far generated is through human intervention. With latest development in technology, convergences of wireless technology and ubiquitous and cheaply available sensors have made things smart in terms of data generation, processing and data exchange.
It’s not far away that every object will be connected to internet. Gartner estimates that by 2020 internet connected devices number would be 26 billion, excluding desktops, tablets and smartphones. And revenue generated by them would be exceeding $300 billion.
For e.g. today in car driver gets all kinds of indicators like fuel level, tire pressure, oil level etc…directly on dashboard panel. It means car itself tells driver when it requires servicing and accordingly driver can take action. In fact in future it might send automated email to authorized service station detailing all reports so that without any manual call car can be serviced. One step ahead driver less car is another example where once destination is fed, it calculates route for you considering meeting schedule from your calendar, traffic condition, tollroute etc… Smart refrigerators let you write grocery list on screen and syncs it with your phone. These are the few examples to show how IOT is revolutionizing the world in coming years.
How do YOU become an expert on IoT - Internet of Things?
As you’ve learnt in this book, “Build a thing. Connect it to the internet. Do something interesting with it. Repeat.”
You may be able to accelerate the process by reading about things that have been connected to the internet, but there's no substitute for doing it yourself, especially now that all of the equipment to get started (sensors, controllers, radios) is at least an order of magnitude cheaper than it once was.
The Internet Of Things Wants You!
Thanks to high-speed service providers, ubiquitous WiFi and rainbows of sensors, our world is awash in Internet-connected technologies. This always-on Internet is sometimes a convenience and often a hassle, but it's always a gateway to myriad opportunities. Those opportunities increase exponentially as the Internet of Things continues to evolve.
The possibilities of the IoT are nearly limitless. IoT has created new sectors in the world economy and lot of new jobs. Exciting opportunities await graduates in the world of mass interconnectivity.
Companies making connected things will have to think not just about how the device works but the entire system on which it will run, so there will also be great scope for network experts.
Bandwidth will need to be increased and data transfer latency to the cloud would have to be reduced. There will be a greater call for security analysts as the robustness of devices connected to the internet will inevitably be questioned.
“The Internet of Things will need a broad range of engineering and software skills and when you widen things out, you're looking for people to write apps in the cloud and others to come up with new services, databases and user-interfaces,”
10 New Jobs Created By The Internet Of Things:
The Time Is Now:
Right Now, There is HUGE skill shortage in IOT and this is YOUR CHANCE to start learning more about IOT and get ahead in your Career & Life.