33bn connected devices in the next six years, up from 12bn predicted at the end of this year. That will be four for every person on the planet. As others have said before me, our grandparents could count their electric motors, our parents could count the things they owned with a chip inside, and we can count our connected devices….
Here’s a quick list off the top of my head of inventions enabled by integrated circuits and/or electric motors.
- Plasma and LCD screens
- Remote control cars, copters etc.
- Satellite and cable TV
- Washing machines and dishwashers
- Modern radio and television
Most, if not all, of these things would have been impossible to imagine one hundred years ago and it’s reasonable to expect that similarly unimaginable inventions will be spawned by the internet of things. And it will happen faster this time.
Our goal is to partner with the companies creating that future.