“Even by the standards of our fast moving online world, the Internet of Things is still a relative newcomer. Data from Google Trends shows that, since emerging in late 2008, the phrase has quickly begun to feature widely — from just a handful of headlines in late 2009, to hundreds in 2015.”
In the first decade of the 21st Century we were introduced to the term “Cloud” that vaguely described the location of centralized Internet services available then to enterprise customers and now to you and I. Service providers like Dropbox and Google and Social Media companies like Facebook and Twitter have formed our concepts of The Cloud.
The Internet of Things or IoT has become our second decade term and like its predecessor, The Cloud, is still formative with only a handful of developed providers like FitBit. As more players abound in the space – whatever it may become – our notions of what it means and how it affects us will crystallize.