Skip main navigation

Growth of the Internet of Things (IoT)

The rise of IoT.
© Coventry University. CC BY-NC 4.0
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:
We’ve also found this article for you to read:

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

© Coventry University. CC BY-NC 4.0
This article is from the free online

The Internet of Things: The Rise of Connected Devices

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Our purpose is to transform access to education.

We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
You can unlock new opportunities with unlimited access to hundreds of online short courses for a year by subscribing to our Unlimited package. Build your knowledge with top universities and organisations.

Learn more about how FutureLearn is transforming access to education