A short video for the start, Jason Silva as the speaker.
It is understood, according to multiple definitions Internet of Things (IoT) is the connection between current digital objects Internet, including software objects and between objects and sensors, etc. According to many other definitions, where previously mentioned The Internet as connection endpoint can be found: the connection between objects, between objects and people, between people and the Internet, etc. The problem is that if we are to find a common and accepted definition, we can not. Many scientists find common ground but because of the novelty of this term with a set of itself – because really been active under this name since 1999/2000 – is not possible.
One of the first to propose this concept was Kevin Ashton (1999, a researcher at MIT) which were engaged in research network sensors and fields. This is the first name, and date, it has to sound when we speak of IoT, despite that already existed long before: from thermostats that exist in homes to regulate temperature, until the lights come on automatically when you are going ahead. But wanting to go deeper into the theory of Kevin Ashton can be found in references one of his articles That ‘Internet of Things’ thing publishes in 2009. As he himself defined, it was the first to use the expression It does not mean that neither this did not exist before, or that entitles you to make value judgments about all that the terminology used in IoT means.
It goes further, stating that the IoT for it basically is the conduit through which humans are carrying machines to do all those things that have such data, and that we do not have time – because there are billions and billions of data on the internet and we do not have the material to read, analyze and study all time – to implement them. But this, how can we understand, is a very materialistic way to observe this IoT, but is also a very simple way: Every day interconnect more and more objects, software, sensors, etc. to make our life much easier without leaving anything to chance, since the machines can provide more to a human brain with its mathematics and not a subjective neural cells predictions.
But this was not the only author who has spoken about it … Let us look more definitions and authors, with some interesting excerpts from articles that can be found in references.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a novel paradigm that is rapidly gaining ground in the scenario of modern wireless telecommunications. The basic idea of this concept is the pervasive presence around us of a variety of things or objects – such as Radio-Frequency IDentiﬁcation (RFID) tags, sensors, actuators, mobile phones, etc. – which, through unique addressing schemes, are able to interact with each other and cooperate with their neighbors to reach common goals.
As in the above quotation from Atzori, L., Iera, A., & Morabito, G. (2010) we can understand, they do not leave any kind of device out. They speak from the radio frequency to the sensors, without forgetting at any time from mobile phones or computers included in the cars. Throughout his article, they are referring to all smart device can be connected to perform an automatic function that will pave the way to man.
But now, let’s continue with a couple of interesting videos, to give more support to our theories. Both have been extracted from a youtube channel called FW: Thinking with Jonathan Strickland as the speaker.
What is The Internet of Things?, 3:21 min.
How the Internet of Things Will Change the World, 4:18 min.
A primary goal of interconnecting devices (e.g., sensors) and collecting/processing data from them is to create situation awareness and enable applications, machines, and human users to better understand their surrounding environments.
Other items such as Barnaghi, P., Sheth, A., & Henson, C. (2013) enter more deeply not only in what is understood as a definition of IoT but what it’s made. We are understanding that the definitions may be different but until now referred to now briefly some of the most important points of three theories we see that more or less all the authors agree to the same, but not at the same point are “open” and at this point is the number of types of existing connections.
Other authors such as Da Xu, L., He, W., & Li, S. (2014) demonstrate his theory parameters share the same radio frequency, wireless, sensors and other smart devices exposed by Atzori et al (2010) but much more even deeper because of the time of formulating the same. For if something has to be taken into account is the year of publication of the documents.
This theory, IoT theory, has come a long way in a matter of 15-16 years old. This is because despite being formulated as a new concept, possessed a strong foundation already established in the scientific community to which so far had not given her name. The evolution of these areas of knowledge, also to be in contact with large data managers that analyze and transform them into useful knowledge that we “make life easier”, it is evolving very fast. But we can not ignore the theory of Gubbi, J., Buyya, R., Marusic, S., & Palaniswami, M. (2013) that even loving her develop more posteriorly, is refreshing because they approximated future on the basis that today are already seated in this area.
The term Internet of Things has recently become popular to emphasize the vision of a global infrastructure of networked physical objects.
The quote is from the beginning of article Kortuem, G., Kawsar, F., Fitton, D., & Sundramoorthy, V. (2010), where we can realize that even in 2010, this term was still “new” popular . It strangers, with just over ten years, this continue developing and becoming but, over the years, never stood alone. Co this, we mean: when something is developing technological level, do not usually unilaterally. We should take into account concepts such as S. W. (Semantic web) or M2M (machine to machine) to understand from a practical approach and not just theoretical, what it is the development of these concepts.
Current form, and serving as an interpretive summary, the IoT is the development of the advanced connection between devices, systems, and services, which has little to do already with the M2M (Machine to Machine) that previously could exist for the most basic examples.
And seen the theoretical points and we believe we can end up with a final definition and importantly, how does it work? Video are expected to help support again exposed the whole theory.
How It Works: Internet of Things, 3:38 min.
Web Systems Engineering, 2:26 min.