The Internet of Things has always been more of an idea than an industry. The idea: connect everything. At its most simple, the concept of the Internet of Things is to put a sensor and a modem on everything and connect it to the cloud.

At its most complex, those things employ a sophisticated system of sensors, modems, processors, operating systems, cloud integration, apps, displays, voice platforms and machine learning. Think of the difference between a simple Bluetooth beacon and LG’s new InstaView smart refrigerator.

To categorize all of these things under the umbrella of “the Internet of Things” is absurd. It is true that most connected things share some common traits. The hardware and software are outgrowths of the mobile ecosystem, which was an evolution of the PC and Internet generation.

Read more: The Smart Home Is The First Internet Of Things Category To Reach Maturity – ARC

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Published by Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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