More than 5.5 million new things connect to the Internet everyday, with 6.4 billion connected already. General Electric kicked off its report and call to developers “3 Reasons to Develop for the Industrial Internet of Things” with some weighty numbers. Gartner adds to this weight saying that by 2020 there will be more than 25 billion connected devices generating about $263 billion in revenue.
Of course, this big money won’t be in the things that are maintaining our 70-degree room temp or counting our steps. These inconceivable budgets are going to come from Fortune 100s and particularly governments investing in the infrastructure of smart cities. Called Industry 4.0 or the Industrial Internet of Things, it is “a network of physical objects imbued with information and communications technologies,” wrote Chunka Mui on Forbes. this is where the future of technology, and really our world as we know it, is going.
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