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Qualcomm (QCOM) and hundreds of smaller companies have in common? They’re all scrambling to take the lead in the biggest business opportunity in the history of technology: the Internet of Things. It’s so big, in fact, that just about every company has its own name for it.
GE recently coined the term Industrial Internet. IBM has thousands of programs underway in its Smarter Planet category. And, at his Consumer Electronics Show keynote, Cisco chief executive John Chambers said the Internet of Everything (his term) will be a staggering $19 trillion opportunity (that’s trillion with a “t”). He also said “It will be bigger than anything that’s ever been done in high tech.”
To be fair, Chambers was citing the cumulative economic impact by 2020. Regardless, the trend is so far reaching it’s even too big to be called the next big thing. So the question is, what exactly is the Internet of Things and what does it mean to you? Well, the big picture is pretty straightforward. Basically, it’s science fiction come to life.
Everything will be smart, networked, and automated, and I mean everything. Not just devices like phones and watches but home and industrial machines and everyday objects like doors and clothing. They’ll all have embedded sensors that communicate information to other smart “things” over wireless and wired networks.
And the best part: everything will happen without human intervention. For example, plants and agricultural crops will water themselves when they need it … not when they don’t.
Smart cars and highways will not only find the fastest way for you to get to where you’re going, they’ll help you get there safely by sensing potential accidents, break failure, even tire blowouts before they happen.
Networked smart meters will guide you to free parking spaces as you approach and, your favorite Italian restaurant will tell your car or phone how long you’ll have to wait for an open table.
Hospital operating rooms will sense unacceptable levels of bacteria on a surgeon and emergency rooms will be able to locate and route doctors and equipment in real-time.
Smart homes and businesses will make themselves energy efficient and safe. Smart kitchens will keep a database of supply levels and let you know when you’re low on milk and bread or order your groceries automatically.
You’ll even be able to preheat your oven on your way home or have it message you and the kids when dinner is ready. If that sounds too futuristic, I assure you, it’s not. This week at CES, Dacor introduced a smart oven that can do all that and more. egarding plans for its Watson artificial intelligence technology, and the newspaper was right. On Thursday IBM announced that it will pour $1 billion into a new business unit called IBM Watson Group, which will develop AI and other cognitive functions.
Watson is most famous for having beaten some expert Jeopardy contestants on the game show in 2011. Since that time, IBM has slowly begun to commercialize the software. During the tech company’s third-quarter conference call in October, IBM CEO Virginia “Ginni” Rometty said Watson will generate $10 billion in annual revenue within 10 years. If that goal is reached, Watson would be the fastest IBM business to reach that milestone. Yet as of the third-quarter, total revenue for the computer system amounts to less than $100 million.
While the Journal seemed skeptical about Watson’s chances of reaching the $10 billion mark in that time frame, IBM has some huge hopes for the technology that it believes has potential to solve some of human kind’s biggest problems by mining through data more quickly and efficiently than human brains and current technology are capable of. “The move signifies a strategic shift by IBM to accelerate into the marketplace a new class of software, services and apps that think, improve by learning, and discover answers and insights to complex questions from massive amounts of Big Data,” the company said in a press release announcing the new business unit.