There may be no more important tech buzzword these days than the “Internet of Things,” aka the IoT. Important and yet massively ambiguous.
The IoT means so many things. It has awkwardly come to represent a disparate collection of “smart” technologies and connected devices that are as diverse as they are intelligent.
The promise of the IoT is enormous — but that promise has less to do with the connectivity of the Things, and more to do with the interaction of the things. That is, how connected devices interact with each other and with humans to solve different problems. Many problems.
With that in mind, here are four important IoT trends that’ll rise above the rest in 2019 — and what it all means for us humans.