How The Internet Of Things Is Influencing Daily Life

Posted by Tom Locke on January 12th, 2019 filed in Business, Education, General, History, Life

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is the network of devices such as vehicles, and home appliances that contain electronics, software, actuators, and connectivity which allows these things to connect, interact and exchange data.

One of the top mobile app developers, based in London, England, is Glance.  This company has a real good grasp on the Internet of Things and has offered up the following as it relates to worldwide climate change:

Climate change is a serious issue requiring real, cooperative solutions that involve countries around the globe. Everything from food to infrastructure and general quality of life is being threatened by global warming. While real change requires help from the 100 companies which are responsible for the vast majority of carbon emissions, we are all looking for ways to do our parts.

The Internet of Things is a rapidly growing industry that’s being applied to more and more fields every year, and it can offer us solutions for climate change and beyond. With Android and iOS mobile app development becoming more sophisticated each year, the opportunities to create integrated solutions becomes increasingly viable.

IoT-based solutions are already having an effect on things like disease prevention, food production, and pollution. These are some of the main ways in which you can expect the Internet of Things to change your lifestyle.

Improving Water and Air Quality

The capitalist world economy has led to a situation in which over 90% of Earth’s population lives in an area with unsafe air quality. Air and water represent two of the most important resources for humans and life in general, so reversing some of the damage is vital to maintaining our planet for future generations.

London has already seen implementation of IoT solutions through a program that allows enabled devices like cars and bikes to measure air quality while moving throughout the city. These can help people know when to avoid certain areas and assist politicians in designing policies to counter the effects of pollution.

City-Specific Solutions

The world’s urban population is constantly growing, and many cities struggle to keep up with the needs of citizens and commuters. They have begun to experience more and more instances of extreme weather and increased sea levels as climate change continues to progress around the world.

Barcelona is among the world leaders in IoT implementation thanks to a system that provides irrigation for fountains and parks, automatically activated street lights to promote safety and energy efficiency, and digitally planned bus routes. These are designed to help cut down on unnecessary waste in areas such as energy, light, and water.

There’s no question that climate change is becoming a more and more severe problem every year. We will have to address a variety of structural problems in order to stop and eventually reverse the damage. The Internet of Things is a small piece of a large puzzle that starts with increasing awareness.

Fortunately, forward-thinking entrepreneurs are already exploring the ways in which these technologies can help us manage climate change. The solutions covered in this article are just a few examples of societies around the world that are experimenting with new methods of reducing our ecological footprint.

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