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What exactly Internet of Things is?

    Internet veterans said that in fact, its name got wrong, "Internet of Things" is not just a matter of discussion at all, but a ubiquitous connection between all things.

    Internet of Things (IoT) is the term we often heard, gain its popularity in the Internet circle. We can all see such a figure: by 2020 there will be between 25 and 50 billion interconnected things (the real number will depend on your source). Internet of Things will become an exciting future prospect. Everything in the physical world around us can exchange information with the Internet and with connected objects.

     The world has become more accessible, smoother and responsive to our needs. But this is also a chilling trend. Surveillance is ubiquitous, and privacy is no longer a legitimate guarantee, but a privilege that you need to fight for. Data breaches, backdoors at home, hacked vehicles have all become realities.

     It is not easy to think about this issue correctly. This is a tremendous trend because every time we use the absurd term "Internet of Things", we ignore the changes. Of course, we need to name it, but this must be a trap. But in this view, not only the Internet of Things name is absurd, but also easy to misunderstand.

    About "thing", no, what we are talking about is actually the ubiquitous connection between all things. What we're talking about is not just about lifeless things, but services, interactive devices, sensors, and eventually human beings. When I think of the Internet of Things (yes, I'm still using this pit father's word), we should put this concept under the background of the rapid development of global technology. Every aspect of society is experiencing a once-in-a-century revolution in science and technology, in all fields, from energy, transport, and manufacturing to finance and healthcare. The impetus of science and technology has made these unprecedented changes unstoppable, and human nature has gradually vanished into intricate links. The ultimate result is also unforeseen and unimaginable.

    Hardware in the development of the Internet of Things is a larger category, we may call this larger category of hardware movement (hardware movement). One very famous professor pointed out that two decades ago the Internet revolutionized the way people access information and made it easier and faster for people to communicate, and in the same way the movement changed us and The physical world around the contact. This is a democratization movement in the physical world that transforms the large-scale production model of the twentieth century into a small or individual decentralized business model, which is the process of manufacturing.

     Professor told us, much of this change has benefited from software continual improvements, and many of the things we needed to do with hardware in the past can now be done in software. Not long ago, only large companies had 3D modeling software, but today it has become a snap for smaller businesses. But now anyone with a computer and internet access can have these powerful tools. Of course, not only are the software at your fingertips, there are a variety of easy-to-follow video tutorials online that make it easy and convenient to operate a variety of software.

     Again, this issue has nothing to do with powerful computers or do-it-yourself ones. Our idea of how something has come about has changed. In the 20th century, those who could achieve large-scale production monopolized the manufacturing industry. Of course, so far, the situation remains the same. But at the forefront of the era of innovation, new technologies such as additive manufacturing have spawned a new industry: high efficiency, co-operation, and a service-oriented business similar to rapid response manufacturing. Hardware development has become more flexible, more compact and faster, the product detects shorter delivery cycles. This will not only affect the electronics industry, but any entity that produces it will be touched.

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