The Internet of Things is about the communication and information exchange among things and it covers a variety of things, from homes to cities to industries. We could look at the drone industry as a prime example of this movement. We have drones of all shapes and sizes and often use them to monitor and inspect our pipelines and transformers, futurist and activist Jason Hope points out. The Internet of Things also includes factories, bridges, cars and machines. It is a movement that goes beyond global heating and could literally save the environment, at least from the perspective of preserving biodiversity. However, it has only been recently that the Internet of Things is gaining such critical importance. According to experts, these kinds of things are usually “free” but some functions might be paid for, or for a service.
Why is the Internet of Things important? IoT provides access to data about everything. This includes data about air quality in hospitals, electricity consumption on a specific city block, the water quality on a lake in Kenya, the number of deaths occurring each year due to indoor air pollution in China, and more. For Jason Hope, it’s important because that data provides people with ways to gather real-time information on all aspects of the world around them. Further, the Internet of Things allows businesses and individuals to improve their health, education, and access to food and shelter. So, the Internet of Things could be an important step in addressing the greatest threat of our time. For instance, the Internet of Things can use machine learning to improve its understanding of patient medical histories.
In essence, climate change threatens to devour our planet. With a better understanding of what’s going on, monitoring, collecting data, and applying the science of climate change can potentially save our planet, Jason Hope explains. It is with this goal in mind that TEGL have released the Tetrad10 Roomba, a device that monitors soil moisture, temperature, relative humidity, and air pressure and then wirelessly transmits this data to a PC for analysis, thereby maximizing efficiency and producing less carbon emissions.”By utilizing the latest in sensor technology, coupled with the Tetrad10 Roomba’s Wi-Fi capabilities, it’s possible to turn the TEGL Roomba into a ‘green’ tool,” TEGL notes.