The Internet of People has become the Internet of Things. The cloud extends and speeds up the connections between humans and devices. Today, sentrollers (sensors, actuators and controllers) communicate with each other to create the IoT, a virtual world of instantaneous connections and intelligence.
However, the relevant IoT discussion is not so much about sensors or about communication standards, the IoT is about data collection, analytics and self-learning systems that can quantify life and make qualified decisions. Real IoT applications for the consumer are “things like” lifestyle coaches, home butlers, caretakers, etc.: applications that produce value in our daily lives providing more security, more comfort, use less energy, cost less and bring peace of mind.
Making better informed decisions more timely: this is how the IoT becomes a new source for wealth creation in our complex society and in our exciting lives.