We hear the phrase "internet of things" (IoT) bandied about and for many Americans, there's no clue exact "what" it defines. It probably has a lot more to do with Net Neutrality than you realize however and spending in this get-connected area, is expected to more than quadruple by 2020, according to e-Marketer.
Indeed, according to them, there is no standard definition for the “internet of things” (IoT). The term generally denotes an advanced level of networked connectivity between objects, platforms, systems and services that enables the exchange of data without human intervention. The premise behind the IoT is that any object, whether natural or manufactured, can gain the ability to transmit data over a network.
Not only can you unlock your home or your car remotely, but you can track shipments, hail a cab, easily monitor calorie intake, transmit medical records, schedule appointments............the areas of future connectivity seem endless.