By some estimates there will be around 50 Billion “smart” devices (and “Things”) connected to the Internet, by 2020. These will range from Things primarily “dumb” and therefore, separately web-enabled, to Things “inherently smart”. Once Things are web-enabled, they can be accessed and operated upon through the web. They can also operate with other Things, making interesting use-cases. Furthermore, they can be integrated with social networks, thereby bringing them on near-equal parity and potential as humans.
To see a sample list of some really innovative applications of the Internet of Things, check this — http://www.libelium.com/top_50_iot_sensor_applications_ranking/
Obviously, a lot of innovative applications have begun arising making our existence appear futuristic, owing to such developments. As someone who has a background majorly in integrating computer applications and systems, i would like to be a part of the IoT revolution.
This is in response to the Daily prompt — http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/daily-prompt-big-thing/