In the world of film, writers and directors have often depicted worlds in which ordinary devices have been able to do extraordinary things. The fictional world of Star Trek brought the world the concept of transporters that would allow human beings to be transported across long distances by disassembling and reassembling the atoms that their bodies were made of. The universe of Star Trek even brought the world the concept of communication devices that functioned almost exactly like a flip phone only they were introduced decades before Motorola would ever manufacture one.
Today consumers can easily purchase devices that previous generations could only have dreamed of. Whereas landline phones only allowed the people that used them the ability to have a telephone conversation mobile or smartphones integrated the benefits of a cordless landline with that of other devices. Today smartphone users can buy a Harry Potter book from Amazon, they can order pizza from Domino’s through the company’s app and can book a ride from their house to the airport using a ridesharing app such as Lyft or Uber. Just as mobile phones are light years ahead of what landlines were capable of there may soon be a rising divide between smart devices such as smart televisions and smart homes and so-called “dumb” devices that are unable to be integrated into an online system that connects them to other devices. A more precise way of describing this coming divide is to say that some devices will be able to be connected to a growing Internet of Things while other devices simply won’t be able to.
Entrepreneur Jason Hope is an optimistic proponent of the Internet of Things. Hope believes that the capabilities of smart devices to be connected to the Internet of Things will change technology the way that current technologies have disrupted older models. The Internet of Things will be enhanced by the 5G network which will allow these connected devices to receive and send data much more quickly than they can over 4G networks according to the website Internet of Things Pro. This improved communication means that existing data networks will not be overtaxed with the demands that smart devices place on them and that they will be more capable of delivering value to everyday people as a result. To know more click here.