At the close of 2013, Gartner issued a report projecting big things for the Internet of Things (which is the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment).
The Internet of Things (IoT), which excludes PCs, tablets and smartphones, will grow to 26 billion units installed in 2020. If that happens – and Gartner says it will – it will represent an almost 30-fold increase from 0.9 billion in 2009.
But to understand where the Internet of Things market is going, it’s important to first understand where it’s been.
Produced by “Best Computer Science Degrees,” the following infographic takes us down memory lane with a brisk but comprehensive look back at the birth and emergence of the Internet of Things.