What is the Internet of Things or IoT? Everyone in the business world is talking about it, but many consumers have never heard of this term. Let us help simplify it for you. The term "Internet of Things" or IoT was first used in 1999 by Kevin Ashton, a British technologist from MIT and referred to the third wave in the development of the Internet. Our first two waves were about connecting billions of computers and then individuals together. Today, IoT is about connecting billions of devices to these billions of computers and people. (To learn more about history of IoT, you can check out GearBrain's article, Everything You Need To Know About Internet of Things and our New Connected World.)
To help you get a better sense of what IoT is all about and how we got to where we are today, GearBrain has prepared a little quiz. This can help you get a better understanding on IoT and our new connected lifestyle. Just click on the start button below and see if you are an IoT expert or someone who needs to call a guy to set up their new connected devices!
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