A lot of smart, smart people will join the internet of things. But what’s the outlook?
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The internet of the future, or IoT, has been touted as the next big thing in computing.
Its developers are predicting that by 2020, nearly every household will have access to a smart, connected device and even more of a connected home.
And yet, a lot of people are still hesitant to invest in IoT devices.
A recent survey by research firm iResearch found that nearly half of Americans still don’t believe that the internet will be transformed by the IoT.
But that’s not all.
A lot more people, including young people, believe the internet can be transformed.
Here are some of the big trends shaping the future of the internet.
Smart Home and IoT devices are evolving rapidly.
Smart homes, connected devices and smart appliances will be a major part of everyday life.
And with the IoT, these smart devices are also becoming more accessible.
Smart home devices like thermostats, lighting, refrigerators, dishwashers and more are coming online in the next few years.
These smart devices will be increasingly connected to your home and can help you stay connected with family and friends, and even save energy.
The internet is going to change how people work.
Many industries, from retail to healthcare, are moving to a more digital workforce.
But a lot more will be needed to make the internet a place where work can be done remotely.
In the next three to five years, it’s expected that nearly 60% of jobs will require at least some sort of remote work, according to the McKinsey Global Institute.
The web will be the dominant form of communication in the future.
While there’s a lot going on in the world of digital communications, the internet is the one place people will talk to each other, and will have direct access to each others information.
In 2020, people will be able to send text messages to each another.
And this will allow people to share ideas and collaborate in real time.
The future of work will be defined by social media.
A growing number of companies are taking advantage of social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter to build new ways of interacting with their workforce.
And these platforms are becoming more important as more of our lives are connected to the web.
The smart home is coming.
A majority of our smartphones and computers come with smart home features.
But in the coming years, the smart home will become more important.
With more devices being connected, the ability to remotely control them will become even more valuable.
And there’s nothing stopping smart home appliances from becoming more connected to each-other, making them a key part of our homes.
The Internet of Things will change how we live.
But it’s a new technology, so it will take time to fully embrace it.
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The internet of the future, or IoT, has been touted as the next big thing in computing.Its developers are predicting…