50 years ago, a television was still a dream of many household.
15 years ago, no one can imagine one day, owning a smart phone is just an everyday stuff.
What do we have now? Smart TV, smart home and wearables are no longer science-fiction, and smart cities, smart farming and smart cars are in top 10 most popular Internet of Thing applications.
The world is becoming “smarter” than ever. An estimated of 8.7 billion things were connected in 2012. According to Cisco’s prediction, this number will grow up to 50 billions by 2020. The Internet of Things (IoT) is marvellous. Imagine how great it is when you buy a new car, you just need to enter destination and relax, your car will drive you wherever you want.
But it always comes with challenges. The more advanced the technology is, the more opportunity for black hat hackers to play. A lately study looked for ways a hacker could access the car’s network by breaking into its wireless-enabled radio, for instance, and issuing commands to the automated steering, parking, braking, or driving mechanisms. Bad news for owners of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee, a 2014 Infiniti Q50, or a 2015 Escalade: your car has cool, state-of-the-art network technology, but it’s also most likely to get attacked via Bluetooth, telematics, or the onboard phone app.
Though there are always backwards and challenges, the Internet of Things is still on trend and there’s no other way, as technology never stops developing. Or can be said that, the Internet of Things is the future of things.