The internet as we know it is essentially a human to human medium of interaction. It has been the major change agent, improving the way we connect, exchange, consume, learn, work and play; in short it has made life more easier and comfortable. Internet has constantly evolved from the days of Tim Berner-Lee’s “read-only web”, Web 1.0, to his “read-write web” era of Web 2.0. From the present day Web 2.0 we are now witnessing the next stage of evolution in much greater magnitude as we step into the era of Web 3.0 the “read-write-execute web”.
Web 3.0 will see the internet breaking its boundaries of human to human interactions to an internet of everything to everything thus explaining the exponential magnitude of devices online. So far the internet has roughly the equivalent of 50 Petabytes (1 Petabyte=1024 Terabytes) of data, all these were input by humans either in the form of pictures, videos, audio and text files over the span of the web. Things are about to get much bigger with the advent of Internet of things, the kind of data generated will make the 50 Petabytes of human input like a droplet in an ocean of Web 3.0 data. The connected devices can intrinsically consume data it requires to transform into information and how do they do it? The answer lies in the frontier of semantic web. The web of the present is made purely for human consumption; semantic web would alter that by making it interpretable by machines themselves thus helping the machines to make decisions for us.
This comprehension and the extraction of information from data can help us to be served by the “things” around us. The scope of this new frontier is only limited by imagination be it in your personal life or business and for luxury or for need, as time passes prepared to be amazed and pampered. Let’s get a sneak-peek into the refreshing possibilities that Internet of things can offer.
The scope mentioned above is just a skin deep portrayal of the possibilities and capabilities of Internet of things. There are many things that will be connected and the future is beckoning us to embrace the evolving web by fully understanding the pros and the possible threats one can face. Internet of things is definitely what the net will evolve to be for a long time.