History of Internet of Things

History of Internet of Things

The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) has been integrated into everyday life as a concept that we have been hearing recently and can continue to hear in the future.

Sensors and communication circuits are names given to the network created by all physical devices connected to each other or to internet through software. It is based on the principle that devices can interact with each other without a human factor in between.

The Internet has had a direct impact on lifestyles as it came into our lives and speeded up the change in the world. Internet technologies that are located in the center of our lives in every aspect will continue to function without the need for people in the near future through many objects. The concept of the internet of objects is explanatory at this point.

Everything started with a coffee machine!

In 1991, about 15 academics at Cambridge University were sharing a coffee machine. The academicians, whose offices were on the lower floor of the building, were bored of climbing up dozens of stairs and seeing the empty coffee machine, so they developed a system where they could see the machine. The system captured three images of the machine per minute and sent them to the computers on their desks. By this way, the amount of coffee in the machine could be seen.

Kevin Ashton used the concept of the Internet of Things for the first time in 1999 in a presentation prepared for Procter & Gamble. In the presentation, the benefits of radio frequency and identification technology were explained and recommended to the company. The technology that has developed in the following years has enabled billions of people to connect to Internet with computers or mobile devices. The expected big step after this phase is that computers connected to each other exchange information with objects connected to each other. In the future, it is expected that all things/objects from cars to books, from electronic devices to food, from intelligent buildings to shoes will be able to connect to each other.

One of the important problems in front of IoT development is that the devices do not interfere or affect each other. For this reason, it is vital to ensure uninterrupted and accurate data flow between devices and network systems, avoiding false flows due to geographical conditions and connection models.

It is possible that the Internet of Things changes everything as a technology revolution. Connection with “Everything, everywhere, every time, and everybody” (4E), seems to be the basis of the new world order.

Don’t you think technological developments are dizzying in such a fast developing world?

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