Internet of things

8 July, 2020

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Kavya comes back from college and dumps her bag on the couch. She was craving pasta in college. She had ordered one in her cafeteria, but that did not seem to satisfy her craze for the dish. So she gets a brainwave and thinks of making pasta herself. To her liking. She opens her fridge. There are olives, jalapenos, and colored capsicums stocked up. She also notices that she has enough tomatoes and farfalle to make herself a delicious plate of pasta. But she has never made it before. And her parents are not home. But she shouts out “Alexa! How to make pasta?” A greyish-black small cylinder comes to life instructing Kavya patiently strictlygirlz.com phim sex hentai on how she should cook her pasta. And then a conversation ensues with Kavya coming up with a satisfying dish. She licks up every morsel of her food and she has a quick recce of the types of pasta too. But who is Alexa?

 

Sharan listens to Coca Cola too, she loves the beats of that song, it’s so dance-able. Her feet inadvertently tap into the rhythm of the song. She is reminded of an interesting fact that she had read. Apparently, a Coca-cola vending machine was the first smart machine way back in 1982, where it could indicate the inventory stock and whether the new bottles were cold or not. Sharan loses interest in the song and commands her phone to look up this information. It’s crazy to imagine that she is doing exactly what she wants to know. What do you think? How often have you done this?

 

Have you ever wondered whether you could replace your teachers with machines? Wouldn’t it be a lot easier to just have some “one” to ask everything to? Like, you would not be scolded at even for the most inane questions! And you don’t have to time your question for the right opportunity. And wouldn’t it be even better if you could just literally talk to anyone or even, anything from anywhere? And imagine all this possible because of the internet!

 

Sounds awesome, but how?

Well, welcome to the ‘internet of things’ commonly abbreviated as IoT. (Not GoT!) This novel invention is capable of connecting people to literally everything!

 

So, why should I be flapping about it? Like, amuse me!

Because literally anything can be connected to the internet now. And when something is connected to the internet, it can send and receive information, making it smart. And we all like smarties!

 

Duh-duh, didn’t get it?

To be smart, a thing doesn’t need to have super storage or a supercomputer inside of it. All a thing has to do is connect to super storage or to a supercomputer. Because being connected is uber cool! How often do we connect with our friends in a day? And just like those multiple connections at every point in time, 

So hang on for this simple explanation: There are three basic functions that have to be performed for something to be ‘smart’

One, it should be able to collect information and then send it

Second, it should be able to receive information and act on it

Third, it should be, well able to do both.

 

Sounds easy-peasy right? But nuh-nuh-nuh, hold my drink!

In a nutshell, the Internet of Things is the concept of connecting any device (so long as it has an on/off switch) to the Internet and to other connected devices. The IoT is a giant network of connected things and people – all of which can collect and share data about the way they are used and about the environment around them.

 

This is just freakin’ super awesome! 

Don’t forget to be nice though, some of the “machines” are so smart that they won’t oblige till you say the magic words. So, pretty please! 

You better be nice, Santa might just cut you off from his list!