With more than 25 billion internet connected devices expected to hit the world by 2020, it comes as little surprise that there are multiple new uses of IoT and that more companies are embracing the evolving technology. There are quite a few companies that have created an incredible world of possibility with the IoT.
Johnnie Walker is an example of a company that one wouldn’t expect to find new uses of IoT. When a bottle of their Blue Label is open, it will send messages and information to the mobile of the individual drinking. This is a full interactive experience that will ensure that the individual is reminded to be responsible while drinking, at the same time enhancing the experience they have.
John Deere has also created a unique experience with the IoT. With the data that their tractors and other farm equipment pulls, they can tell farmers what the nutrient and irrigation needs are of the area they are working on. This will help to produce better, richer crops for farmers, and ensure they have the best yield possible during the season.
Even the Magic Kingdom has begun to utilize the IoT. Disney World now uses RFID tags that allows users to have a better experience in the park. With their wrist bands, users can connect a payment method and purchase items just by tapping the wristband at a register. They can also check into rides and give Disney a better understanding of how people are moving in the park, and what their most popular attractions are at any given time.
Perhaps the most bizarre use of the IoT is with cattle. Farmers are now working with companies who can help them to monitor where their cattle are at any given time. This allows them to monitor herds and if someone attempts to steal a cow, the rancher is provided with detailed location in a manner of seconds to help them begin legal action if needed.
As the IoT continues to evolve, so are the new uses of IoT and the ways that the world will use this powerful technology. It is important to take the time to consider all the possibilities out there and to expand on the potential that we have with it.