The Internet of Things: why now, and what's next?
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Corcoran, P. (2016). The Internet of Things: Why now, and what's next? IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, 5(1), 63-68. doi: 10.1109/MCE.2015.2484659
The technology to connect "things" to the Internet has existed for more than 20 years, so if we take a look back at recent history, we might well be tempted to ask the question "Why now" In this article, I address that question, examine the origins of the Internet of Things (IoT), and look forward to the next wave of disruptive technologies that will be coming to a device near you in the next few years.