This week’s tech feature demonstrated that the so called Internet of Things (IoT) has profound abilities to connect, control and automate many of the objects and devices we use on a daily basis. From lighting, thermostats, appliances, security, sports and even toothbrushes; IoT can assist in bringing about a new world of convenience and automation to the palm of your hand.
But what if you took this idea a step further and had the ability to control street lights, traffic lights, cars and ATM’s with IoT connectivity via your smartphone? Ubisoft has the answer with their amazing (and equally amusing) Street Hack video.
It’s been a little while since I wrote about tech – last time I had a look at the fast-moving world of wearable tech. So, having felt a little bit tech-deprived, I decided to take this a step further by looking at the Internet of Things (IoT).
Imagine waking up as your bed alerts you of your optimal sleep level, the lights in your house turn on automatically and the thermostat gets set to just the right temperature by itself. Then you turn on your kettle from your smartphone and improve your toothbrushing skills from the data your toothbrush sends to your phone. Welcome to the average smart-home connected by IoT.
With a great amount of hype and media coverage, this new phenomenon is certainly making waves, and rightfully so! With Apple, Google, Samsung and the likes taking an interest and investing in this field of technology and industry experts tipping it to dominate the mainstream by 2025, this tech advancement is definitely worth keeping your eyes out for.