The Internet of Things is a buzzword these days, but one of the first things a startup or a developer might want to look into is what the internet of things is really about.
And that’s a big topic to get right.
A quick survey of a few hundred speakers at a conference in Silicon Valley found that half were not sure what the Internet of things was.
The speakers asked about IoT, but didn’t explain why they needed to understand it.
And the answers weren’t clear either, even if some of them talked about IoT as a way to connect sensors to the internet.
In fact, almost all speakers mentioned IoT as if it was a buzz word for the first time.
In short, the Internet has not been the best place for most people to be talking about the technology.
And now the Internet is going to have to be a big part of the way the Internet works for the next decade.
The IoT is already a big business, with companies such as Google and Facebook having built products that use the IoT to provide services.
But even though the IoT is a big market, it is far from clear that it will be a major player in the future.
We want to change that.
The IoT is one of those topics that we’ve got to get better at talking about, says Kevin Laughlin, director of the Future of Work Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
“We need to have a better understanding of what the IoT really is and how it’s going to change the world,” he says.
Laughlin is not the only one who is looking into the future of the IoT.
Several leading academic and policy-makers have already come out with recommendations for how to make the IoT a more valuable technology.
For example, there is a new proposal to the U.S. Congress called the IoT Act of 2018, which will set forth a set of recommendations for the federal government to follow in the near future.
But the proposals haven’t yet been put into action.
To get better answers about the IoT, some experts are trying to find the right people to get the job done.
The first step is to figure out who you want to talk to, says Laughlin.
“That’s where the IoT meets the Internet.
That’s where you can ask the right questions,” he said.