7 Ways IoT is Reshaping the Internet

November 15, 2017 - 5 Comments

Two decades ago, the Internet was the shiny new object in the room. The Worldwide Web was just emerging as a new paradigm for communication and commerce, and the world brimmed with possibilities. Today, not only has the Internet fulfilled those nascent dreams, it has become the undisputed foundation of the digital age.

But now there’s a new paradigm in town—the Internet of Things (IoT).

For years, IoT has been growing up inside factories and oil platforms, in ships, trucks, and trains—quietly changing long-standing industrial processes. It has made its way into virtually every industry—agriculture, aviation, mining, healthcare, energy, transportation, smart cities, and on and on. IoT is no longer just the next phase of the Internet—it’s fundamentally reshaping the Internet as we know it.

Read why and how IoT is shifting the key components of the Internet in my new article in Network World.


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  1. I'm just getting worried with everything and everyone relying on computers / robots.


  3. Just like Social Media is reshaping communication as we know it. Good blog, thanks for sharing.

  4. As you mention, "emerging technologies such as machine learning, fog computing (distributed cloud) and blockchain, IoT has put industry on the path to sweeping transformation." This may be the leveling of a playing field if we can use it to reshape early and adult education.

    Do you see this as possible?

  5. IoT is certainly the next wave