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Growth of the Internet of Things (IoT)

In a few decades’ time, computers will be interwoven into almost every industrial product in the same way as nervous systems are interwoven into organisms.

(Steinbuch 1966: 66)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most researched emerging markets around the globe, and for good reason, as it has the potential to reduce costs and enable completely new business models.

In this step we want you to get to know the thinking around the IoT. Therefore, we have found three videos for you to watch:

Digital Infrastructure: the Growth of the Internet of Things (IoT)

IoT Data Is Growing — Fast

What is the Internet of Things?

We’ve also found this article for you to read:

10 Charts That Will Challenge Your Perspective Of IoT’s Growth

Your task

Do all of the sources agree on the IoT and what it contains?


Steinbuch, K. (1966) Die Informierte Gesellschaft – Geschichte und Zukunft der Nachrichtentechnik [The Informed Society – History and Future of Telecommunications]. Deutschland: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 66

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The Internet of Things: The Rise of Connected Devices

Coventry University