Internet of Things (IoT)

Definition(s)

  • The emerging idea that every-day things like refrigerators, garage door openers, and thermostats can and should be connected to the internet where they can communicate with one another, be remotely controlled, and do other tasks such as ordering ice cream when the current supply in the freezer is nearly gone. In order to be connected usefully to the internet, things need sensors, network connectivity, software, and processing capability to collect and exchange data.  1

Notes

  1. Herb Roitblat, Search 2020: The Glossary.