The Internet of Things, or more commonly known as IoT, refers to the connection of usually trivial material objects to the Internet – ranging from tooth brushes, to shoes or umbrellas. This connectivity allows things to broadcast sensory data remotely, in the process augmenting material settings with ambient data capture and processing capabilities (Mitew, T 2014).
From this definition above, we can gather an idea that this concept of IoT is about the expansion of information networks and society’s connectivity with online that has lead to a world in which there is increased machine-to-machine communication, that are collecting and exchanging data. Through communication between sensors and machines, these trivial objects can gather particular data about its users and then transmit it to those corporations for analysing. Daniel Burrus (2015) discusses this concept, saying, “the real value that the Internet of Things creates is at the intersection of gathering data and leveraging it”. These corporations collection of data using the IoT will be ‘leveraged’ for their own corporate and personal gain.
This infograph I have created highlights some ridiculous objects that are apart of the Internet of Things.
Mitew, T 2014, ‘Do objects dream of an internet of things?’, The Fibreculture Journal, University of Wollongong, Issue 23,
Burrus, D 2015, ‘The Internet Of Things Is Far Bigger Than Anyone Realizes’, WIRED, Article,