The concept of 'Internet of Things' or IoT in short is not new at all. In fact, technologists and visionaries have been postulating this concept since the beginning of the Internet. While the idea has been around for decades, some attribute the credit of coining the term to Kevin Ashton in 1999. IoT is a grand vision of all kinds of devices, being able to collect data using a variety of sensors and be able to communicate with each other using 'internet like concepts'. And when we say devices, we don't just mean 'phones, tablets and TVs' - this grand vision includes all kinds of 'devices' - ranging from 'in-body devices (from pacemakers to Ray Kurzweil's futuristic ingestible nano robots to 'wearable devices' (smartwatches, blood pressure monitors, smart glasses) to regular communication devices (phones, tablets), to home devices (fridge, washer-dryer, alarm systems) to entertainment devices (TVs, Set Top Boxes, Gaming consoles) and even including transport devices (cars, trucks, ships, airplanes).
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