Diplomatic Courier will host its annual Internet of Things (IoT) Summit focusing on how IoT will connect cities of the future and impact highly urbanized areas around the world. Currently three billion people are connected to the Internet and that number is growing exponentially. High-speed internet access is becoming more widely available, the cost of connecting is decreasing, more internet-enabled equipment, sensors, and devices are being created at lower cost, and smart phone ownership is sky-rocketing. All of these things are creating a “perfect storm” for the IoT. The new rule for the future is going to be, “anything that can be connected, will be connected.”
“Smart city” is a term we are going to be hearing a lot more in the coming years. By 2020 we will be spending $400 billion a year building the new generation of these cities and homes–but what are they, and what value do they offer to residents? The idea is to embed IoT into the infrastructures of the environments we live in. Already, large companies are working with universities and civic planning authorities to develop data-driven systems for transportation, waste management, law enforcement, and energy use to make them more efficient and improve the lives of citizens.
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