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How The Internet Of Things (IoT) Began With A Party (And a Hangover)

Nobody would have imagined that the 50 glorious years that defined the IOT journey started with a young electrical engineer having a bit too much to drink on New Year’s Eve. While nursing a hangover on Jan 1, 1968, Dick Morley, remarkably, designed the world’s first Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), thus giving birth to the Internet of Things.

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Top 3 Reasons Why IoT Is Integral In Our Lives

With the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT), the number of connected devices is estimated at 27 billion by 2020 thus illustrating the possibilities of improved efficiency in how we work and live in the near future. It is important to note that IoT is more than just the communication between machine-to-machine (M2M) but the valuable data extracted and leveraged on from the connection of sensors and machines.