dcsimg

How the Internet of Things Will Change Our Lives

  • How the Internet of Things Will Change Our Lives-

    The Lights of Christmas

    It may not revolutionize how we live, but ioBridge points out that the use of the IoT to control the color of Christmas lights around the world shows the interconnectedness of people as well as the power of the IoT. This is the third year for the CheerLights project. The story says that participants can tweet a color to @CheerLights. The command is processed by ioBridge’s ThingSpeak and distributed via the CheerLights API.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12

How the Internet of Things Will Change Our Lives

  • 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • How the Internet of Things Will Change Our Lives-10

    The Lights of Christmas

    It may not revolutionize how we live, but ioBridge points out that the use of the IoT to control the color of Christmas lights around the world shows the interconnectedness of people as well as the power of the IoT. This is the third year for the CheerLights project. The story says that participants can tweet a color to @CheerLights. The command is processed by ioBridge’s ThingSpeak and distributed via the CheerLights API.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is like the air: It is so ubiquitous that it tends to be overlooked. But the reality of the IoT, and the machine-to-machine (M2M) sensors that are its heart and soul, is that it is transforming much of what we do and how we do it.

Strategy Analytics released a report last month that predicted M2M connections will grow from 368 million this year to 2.9 billion by 2022. At that point, the firm said, 78 percent of those connections will be on 3G or faster networks. Despite its ability to hide in plain sight, the IoT is a massively important topic. This slideshow merely scratches the surface of the rapidly expanding uses of the IoT.