How IoT is Changing Everything & The Future Need Visionary Creators

Over the years, technology has been responsible for creating amazing innovations and products which literally put all the pertinent information we need right at our fingertips. The advance of technology has made for some great discoveries, but at the same time has dramatically changed how we live our day-to-day lives, mostly for the better. Nothing has made a greater contribution to this change than the advent of the “Internet of Things” (IoT).

To simply define it, the IoT is the concept of connecting any physical device with an on and off switch to the Internet (and/or to each other), allowing them to collect and exchange data. It is where “billions of things are talking to each other,” as technology consulting company SAP describes it. The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is becoming an increasingly growing topic of conversation both in the tech world and outside of it, and for good reason (as you shall see below).

IoT is already ubiquitous in healthcare, manufacturing and other industries.

The past several years have been transformational, inspirational and exciting for the Internet of Things. Almost every major industry has invested in the IoT, and leading industries are quickly moving to implement IoT solutions that are helping their bottom line. Most IoT smart devices aren’t found in your home or phone—they’re in factories, businesses, and healthcare. Why? Because smart objects give these major industries the vital data they need to track inventory, manage machines, increase efficiency, save costs, and even save lives.

Here are a few examples of how inventors and creators in the technology sector have furthered the advancement of the IoT with innovative products over the past few years. by industry sector:

#1. Business and Manufacturing

Real-time analytics of supply chains and equipment, and robotic machinery.

#2. Healthcare

Portable health monitoring, electronic recordkeeping, and pharmaceutical safeguards.

#3. Retail

Inventory tracking, smartphone purchasing, and anonymous analytics of consumer choices.

#4. Security

Biometric and facial recognition locks, and remote sensors.

#5. Transportation

Self-parking cars, GPS locators, and real-time performance tracking (On-Star).

What does the future hold for the IoT world?

What will those creative experts in IT need to be working on in the coming years to produce more life changing technologies that will connect industry and people even more? Business Insider magazine interviewed futurist Ian Pearson, founder of Futurizon, on his predictions for the key new IoT technologies we can expect to see by 2050,  and how these connections will change the way we live our lives. Ian has an 85% accuracy record for technology predictions in the 10-15-year horizon. Here are his predictions:

  • We could start seeing delivery drones finally start making deliveries in the next two years.
  • Prosthetics could get so advanced in the next 10 years they could give people who may not need a prosthetic new skills, such as cybernetic implants in their legs to make them stronger.
  • Clothing could give people superhuman skills in the next 10 years.
  • Virtual reality could replace textbooks during the next decade, such as taking a student to an event from the past, and watching a battle take place.
  • The smartphone will become obsolete by 2025, as new ways to connect will be available.
  • 3D-printing could be used to construct more houses in 20 years, significantly dropping the average home price.
  • People could start using robots to do work around their house and provide companionship starting in 2030.
  • We could rely entirely on renewable energy by the year 2050.
  • Space tourism could be feasible in 2050, but likely only for the very wealthy.

Exciting times are just around the corner! Who will be the person who creates the next ground-breaking device that alters our new reality. Perhaps you will be that person. If you’re in the market for a cutting-edge position in Technology and re-creating the new IoT, now might be a great time to talk with one of our IT Staffing Professionals here at CultureFit. CultureFit Technology Staffing is a full-service Chicago IT recruiting firm for corporate cultures and IT professionals that value organizational fit, employee satisfaction, and an extremely high level of technical IT skill.