The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of physical objects or devices, such as sensors, appliances, vehicles, and other electronic devices that are embedded with software, sensors, and network connectivity that allow them to collect and exchange data with each other and with other systems over the internet.
IoT devices can range from small wearables like smartwatches to larger machines like autonomous vehicles, and they are designed to interact with the physical world to gather information and communicate it to other devices or to the cloud. This technology enables real-time monitoring, control, and automation of various systems, including homes, factories, healthcare facilities, and transportation systems.
The ultimate goal of IoT is to make our lives more efficient, comfortable, and convenient by creating a seamless network of connected devices that can communicate with each other and adapt to our changing needs. However, IoT also raises concerns about privacy, security, and the ethical use of data.