Forbes recently shared an article on how the Internet of Things is keeping us safe and I thought it was a rather one-dimensional article. For those who don’t know, the Internet of Things (IoT) is defined broadly as “the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity which enables these things to connect, collect and exchange data” (Wikipedia).
A mouthful of a definition that basically means that the IoT is internet-enabled everyday objects. Typically, any device that has the word “smart” in front of it is included in this. We see this everywhere – smart fridges that can tell you when to restock, smart homes that are fully controlled with your smart phone, smart cars that can navigate and (soon) drive and park for you, and countless other things.