Internet of Things(IoT) and its impacts
Internet of Things has been a hot topic in these years. It sounds like a high-end technology with little relationships with us, but it is actually going to impact how we live and how we work. What is Internet of Things? Basically, it is a giant network of connecting “things”, such as cellphones, coffee makers, cars, washing machines and even people. These connections will achieve automation and efficiency. For example, when your alarm clock wakes you up, the coffee makers will automatically start to brew coffee for you. This means everything will be ready for you and it will help you save time and save energy to manage all information. When it applies to workplaces, you can check emails, get directions to the next meeting and get notifications of office equipment running low in real time. IoT makes your life and your work intelligent.
While with these benefits, IoT has security issue, “what if my phone got hacked and someone can get access to my entire network?” There is a new report coming out saying that blockchain will help solve the security problem and will support IoT along the way to achieve business transaction efficiency. Blockchain is built for decentralize control, it can provide a secure and coordinated environment of tracking activities and it can permanently record the transactions and make them available in the blockchain network. When IoT coupled with blockchain, security is no longer a challenge, and this will be a new level of tech combination.
Do you think IoT is/will be changing your life or work? What’s the future of BoT? Will you trust IoT and will you buy the IoT products?
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