The Internet of Things (IoT) is the term used to describe the proliferation of sensors embedded in everyday objects that connect a range of devices—from thermostats to refrigerators—to the internet.
IoT technology currently powers some items in homes and cars, using internet connectivity to deliver better customer experiences. This technology is soon to be everywhere: The number of internet-connected devices is projected to reach 50 billion, according to Cisco’s estimates.
Just think of the possibilities: A fridge that automatically orders your favorite snack when you need more. Home technology that calls you when the basement is flooding or the roof is leaking. A car that locks you inside and drives you right into the hands of kidnappers.