Internet of Things
The Internet of Things (or the IoT for short) is a term for a variety of technologies that describe a number of different ways to connect physical things to the Internet. As a result, any item can become smart and context-aware, provide highly personalized experiences, and gather rich data about what’s happening in the real world.
You’ve heard about smart cars, smart homes, or even smart cities that can “know” their users, predict their needs, and address them ahead of time. That’s what IoT is all about. It isn’t one particular technology; rather, it’s a set of different technologies that change the way we’re interacting with the world. And proximity is one of them.