This week we take a look at the Internet of things. The origins for the term of the Internet of Things (iot) coined in 1999at the MIT Media Lab. The internet of things is simple, physical objects that are connected to the internet. An open iot, Android Open Accessory Development Kit allows people to build their own iot objects and use their Android phone as a controller. What is Internet to us? Why is Internet so important in our lives today?
Internet is the core of every device we use today. Imagine our world today without the Internet, is like having a computer but not being to search for anything. Once we are connected to the Internet, objects will be able to store and process that information and as well as independently initiate actions through cloud storage and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Even phones now needs Internet to gain accesses to social networks. Most of the app we use on iPhone and Android uses Internet connection.
Internet is used every day by everyone to search information, news, entertainment, music and to communicate. Without the Internet our world would be stuck in the past. Internet also allows us to communicate with our mobile devices. For instance, the iPhone 4S uses internet connection to communicate with Siri. Without the Internet connection we are not able to communicate with Siri. Internet connection is also needed to use Maps for iPhone and Android.
Therefore, the Internet plays an important part in our daily life and we should appreciate with what we have and use it wisely and not take it for granted.
Mitew, T, 2012, DIGC202 the Internet of Things, Prezi, assessed 7/11/2012, http://prezi.com/1lgxfron1kj0/digc202-the-internet-of-things/