Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr: The Internet of Things is here!

Are you ready for a world where everything will be connected to everything? As strange as it may sound, this is exactly where the world is already headed. All of a sudden, everything around us has become smart – smart phones, smart cars, smart TVs, and smart kids getting ready to live in smart homes. Hilarious, you will say. Wouldn’t you?

My good friend just designed and completed a house in Lagos, Nigeria, that is literally controlled through a mobile phone. Every single part of the house has sensors that trigger the mobile app based on different configurations such as noise, threat, etc.

If, for example, there is a knock on the door, irrespective of where the owner is, as long as he has Internet connection, he will be able to see the person knocking on the door. I could go on and on about the features of this house, but I believe you sort of get the picture already. It is simply an IoT-based house and nothing more.

So the big question is, “are you ready for the Internet of things?”