3.1.1 Imagine the possibilities
The internet of things (IoT) is about connecting the unconnected. It allows for things to be accessible by the internet that historically have not been. With 50 billion devices to be connected by 2020, the globe itself will be 'growing a nervous system' and have the ability to sense and respond to ever increasing amounts of data. The IoE is able to improve quality of life for people everywhere by taking advantage of these connected things and the data produced, and incorporating new processes that enable people to make better decisions and offerings.
The following video was filmed in 2011. Some of its predictions have already come to pass, with others well on their way! It highlights the breadth of things still unconnected and the opportunities available in this next decade.