Chevron Corporation, Gulf of Mexico, International Business Machines
The proponents of IoT imagine a world in which billions of objects of various sorts (cameras, pacemakers, RFID tags, sprinklers Ė you name it) are connected to the internet, communicating and cooperating with one another.
Why now? After all, this idea has been around for over a decade under different names Ė object internet and machine-to-machine (M2M) being two of the better known and has occasionally been the butt of jokes. So is this old wine in a new bottle? Or is this renewed interest based on some major new technological breakthrough?
As it turns out, itís neither. Much as social networks came of age as more and more people got online, networks of communicating objects are proliferating as the world becomes filled with more and more sensors and other intelligent objects, supporting a broad range of applications. However, there isnít any identifiable single technology called IoT that supports the wildly different scenarios lumped together
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