The Internet of Things, or IoT, is the name that the IT folks have given to the now billions of physical devices throughout the world that are connected to the internet. These devices not only collect data, but they share it as well. Through the proliferation of wireless networks as well as cheap processors, it’s now possible to turn a multitude of physical objects into an IoT device. These things can range from a smart thermostat in your home that you control  with your smartphone, to a sophisticated driverless car that’s filled with hundreds of sensors collecting and transmitting data back to make sure it is operating efficiently.
Devices that are considered to be part of the IoT are devices that we normally wouldn’t expect to be connected to the internet- unlike a PC, laptop, or a smartphone. They are things that can communicate with a network on their own, without human action.
The IoT, along with artificial intelligence, machine learning and cloud technology, has been one of the most important trends in high-tech over the past couple years. It has been developing at astonishing speeds since its inception, often rapidly changing direction and popping up in new and quite unexpected forms.
In this article, we will focus on current advancements in the world of the IoT, advancements that only a few short years ago were talked about but had no tangible demonstrations yet of their viability. Some of these things are continually evolving trends- things that experts expect to evolve rather rapidly but are still in their early stages of development.
The rise of 5G technology is the first advance we will talk about. 5G networks are at the forefront of development of cellular mobile communications. Recent developments will ensure that their spread will mean much more than just a faster internet connection

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