How IoT will change your life

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I’ve been at IBM for over three months now. I feel like I am getting to grips with my role. I am enjoying working with, and learning from, my colleagues. And I am loving the excitement, innovation, and fast pace that comes from working at a leading technology company.

I’m also enjoying talking about my job to others. They seem fascinated by what IBM are doing, and I am peppered with questions whenever anyone brings up that standard “so what do you do?” subject:

  • What is the Internet of Things?
  • How does IoT work?
  • How will the IoT effect me and my day-to-day life?
  • What can I use IoT for?
  • And (the best one yet) will robots take over the world, and will we start living in a Terminator movie?

Well the answer to the last one is a clear no, but it does lead to fun conversation. Liza Cooper has written a great blog post on the evolution and innovation in robotics, which should help put your mind at rest!

As for the rest of the questions, I recently discovered this great infographic from RS Components Ltd. It helps provide a great visualisation on the basics of IoT.

Take a look below, and let us know what you think about Internet of Things, and ways you’d like to see it used in the future.

An introduction to IoT - infographic

An introduction to IoT – infographic


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