Internet of Things: Impact of IoT on Human Life

Internet of Things: Impact of IoT on Human Life

G. Geetha (Jerusalem College of Engineering, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8555-8.ch005

Abstract

The internet of things is a prime technology that promises to improve human lives. The revolution of the internet of things (IoT), along with the rapid growing of robots in many applications of everyday life, makes embedded IoT with robotics applications impact the future social growth. IoT technology aims at improving the quality of following social things similar to urban life by collecting personal data, tracking human movements, mapping them with various sources of information. The objective of the internet of things is to connect billions of things like sensors, actuators, RFID devices, and others make this technology an important aspect in our everyday life and work. The IoT could emphasize the social values as privacy, equality, trust, and individual choice and their implementation and management.
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Introduction

The Internet of Things is a prime technology that promises to improve human lives. The revolution of the Internet of Things (IoT), along with the rapid growing of robots in many applications of everyday life, makes embedded IoT with robotics applications impacts the future social growth. IoT technology aims at improving the quality of following social things similar to urban life by collecting personal data, tracking human movements, mapping them with various sources of information. The objective of the Internet of Things is to connect billions of things like sensors, actuators, RFID devices and others make this technology an important aspect in our everyday life and work. The IoT could emphasize the social values as privacy, equality, trust and individual choice and their implementations and managements.

The Internet of Things (IoT) technology is an important aspect of city life in the next ten years. In the IoT domain, various information and communication technologies (ICTs) have been used to reduce various urban problems. Smart cities and various IoT applications will adopt ICTs for urban development process. The cities with IoT frame work allow urban residents and ``things'' to be connected to the Internet by virtue of the extension of the Internet Protocol from IPv4 to IPv6 and sensor technology. The privacy and security related challengs of IoT technologies may affect urben people. Furthermore, disparities in the spread of IoT systems across different countries may allow some countries to subvert the privacy of other countries' citizens.

Literature Survey:

Wigmore (2014) defined the IoT as, “It is a scenario in which objects, animals and people have been provided with unique identifiers or address and the ability to transfer data over a network without necessarily requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction”. Systems designed for the purposes of persuasion (Singh et al, 2014) can use IoT for enhanced feedback of the outcomes of actions with disguisers and virtual robots (Bettencourt, 2014). Bettencourt's (2014) proposed paper presents an analysis of the impact of connectivity in advanced informational networks similar to cities, the Internet, and Wikipedia, and the importance of the cost-benefit trade-off of connectivity for the success of the network.

In recent years, smart cities with IoT, have become an aspiration for various decision makers and individuals and have been considered a solution to various urban problems (Hassan et al, 2015).It has been estimated that 100 billion devices related to the Internet of Things (IoT) could enter service in the coming years. So that, people and the things surrounding them will be linked through the internet and facilitating many services and processes (Medaglia et al, 2010). The IoT technology involves a network of physical entities that contain embedded technology for collecting, communicating, sensing, interacting and monitoring with their internal states and the states of the external environment using either wireless or wired connections; these objects also include unique addressing schemes to enable new applications or services and to achieve common goals. The IoT technology is regarded as a means of connecting every physical things in our lives (Vermesan et al, 2013). The IoT technology is oriented around three concepts, those are the Internet or network, things or objects, and semantics (Atzori et al, 2010). Technically, the IoT architecture has been divided into three layers, the perception layer, the network layer, and the application layer. The perception layer has the function of recognizing objects and gathering data. Thus, it works with sensors, smartphones, and radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and various technologies. The network layer consists of a wireless or wired network used for data transmission. The application layer is the end-user layer, in which different IoT applications could be deployed (Domingo et al, 2012).

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