Speaking to a crowd at TEDxSF’s Connected Reality event last week, SmartThings’ CTO Jeff Hagins explains how the Internet of Things is more than just a geeky plot to introduce additional software to the world, but rather something that is going to add real, meaningful value to people’s lives.
In the near future, it will be possible to communicate with nearly every device in your home. More importantly, the value to be derived from communicating with these previously dumb, lifeless things will far outweigh the investment necessary to learn their language. These things will be able to capture data, communicate vital information to us that we wouldn’t otherwise know, and perform actions when different events occur. And when enough of these devices are connected to the Internet, you will be able to choreograph them to work together based on your specific needs. While many people have labeled this forthcoming revolution the “Internet of Things,” a more accurate description is the “Programmable World.” Read More