Cool new technologies seems to fade into the background as they gain adoption. Roughly a century ago, electricity began to gain widespread acceptance in the United States. Now, it is nearly everywhere, yet we take it for granted—just as we do computing, wireless technology, GPS, and the cloud. The Internet of Things is undergoing the same transition—fading into the background as it becomes indispensable.
The more unobtrusive the IoT is for consumers, the more successful it will become, says Robb Henshaw, Head of Global Communications, IoT Cloud at Cisco Jasper, which has just published a blog post and infographic on the subject. “Businesses across industries have already harnessed the power of IoT to create value-added services that enhance our lives in ways that aren’t totally obvious to the average consumer,” he says.
Indeed, IoT technology shouldn’t constantly remind us that it is there. “The more we can benefit from enhanced experiences and new services enabled by IoT without having to consciously think about how those services are delivered, that is what will lead to IoT’s ultimate success,” Henshaw explains.
Click on to see five examples of IoT connectivity selected by Cisco Jasper that are becoming invisible: