Internet of Things
The internet of things (IoT) is a computing concept that describes the idea of
everyday physical objects being connected to the internet and being able to identify
themselves to other devices. The term is closely identified with RFID as the method of
communication, although it also may include other sensor technologies, wireless
technologies or QR codes.
The IoT is significant because an object that can represent itself digitally becomes
something greater than the object by itself. No longer does the object relate just to
its user, but is now connected to surrounding objects and database data. When many
objects act in unison, they are known as having "ambient intelligence."