We are all aware to the technology development the mankind went through in the last 20 years, since internet started. But, we have seen nothing yet. We are at the early stage of an exponential development, facing 3 major revolutions, happening simultaneously and that will change our lives at least to the extent the internet have changed our lives:
- Internet of Things
- 3D printing
- Autonomous machines
The Internet of Things, also known as IoT is among the biggest technology revolutions the mankind is facing. The Internet of Things or IoT is the ability to connect any sensor on a machine to the internet and deliver any kind of information. Imagine your refrigerator will send how many cucumbers you are currently having and based on your consumption behavior will place an automatic order to your grocery store. The next thing will happen, is you having a fresh delivery of cucumbers at your door step without doing anything.
We are all aware of Facebook and Google, who control the internet of humans; however, most people are not aware to the big battle which is just starting. Who will control the Internet of Things (IoT) or the Internet of Machines? Companies like GE, who developed their PREDIX, or Bosch who developed their IoT Suite, or NTTData who developed their ANYSENSE are investing strategically, enormous amounts of money to compete on the lead.
The Industrial Internet of things (IIoT) also known as Digital Factory or Digital manufacturing or Industry4.0 in the German speaking countries, is the ability to connect any sensor of an industrial machine to the internet and deliver any kind of data. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) also known as Industry4.0 or Digital Factory or Digital manufacturing is opening a new era in the way manufacturing will operate. The ability of sending any kind of data, at every given moment, from any machine to a big data ware house, will enable big data analysis, machine learning and smart decision making. The Industrial Internet of things (IIoT) also known as Industry4.0 or Digital Factory or Digital manufacturing will transform the industry into smart factory with intelligent manufacturing that includes machine learning, manufacturing intelligence and smart factory.