There is plenty of confusions surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT), understandably so. Often we have heard of the potential of connecting billions of objects to the internet and therefore to one another. However, it’s hard to wrap one’s head around such a new and expansive concept.
Over at Information is Beautiful there is an interactive visualization chart that helps to clear up some of the confusion about IoT.
The chart begins with an overview that outlines the technology that will be involved, the innovation necessary, the domains that will be required and the overall application of these things that will be connected. You will be prompted to begin exploring, and explore you must. The chart offers a ton of information.
A networked world chart gives information about what kinds of things will be used, how they will be used and what kind of technology will be involved. By clicking a type of technology, the chart expands to give examples of this technology. Continue to click through to get more detailed examples..
The next chart offer statistics about connected devices, cars, lights, people and more, including connected devices over time and market value over the same period. Scroll through and you’ll find examples of innovations and explanations of how IoT will enable or collect data on things like your home, your car and even your cows.
One of the most informative charts outlines the players in the IoT game. This handy chart separates companies into different industries – connect homes, retail, healthcare, transport and more – and gives information about companies working to outfit these homes with or investing in IoT technology.
Finally, you can learn about some of the challenges posed by the idea of IoT.