I believe in 10 years things will change a lot when it comes to video streaming. With the introduction of IoE where and some wireless providers testing 5G transmission I believe we are in for tons of mobile devices streaming with trillions of connections to all types of devices in our home. I believe we are at the brink of one of the greatest transformation in the modern era around video and home technologies.
Here's an article from a writer who is trying to shed light on this new technology.
Article by Daniel Teachey, Insights Editor
"The Internet of Things (IoT) is evolving from a term familiar to just die-hard technology wonks. It’s now a reality for consumers. From wearable fitness trackers to connected appliances, we are buying and using devices that spit out data that gets collected.
Now the things that seemed like science fiction 20 years ago (Self-driving cars? Refrigerators that send a text when you’re out of milk?) are rapidly approaching the market. Just the amount of “things” in the Internet of Things is impressive; Inc. magazine estimates that more than 26 billion devices will be connected by 2020.
No, IoT isn’t merely a buzzword. It’s where we’re headed.
But, first, let’s examine what all this means. While everyone is focused on what people can “do” with this data, this leaves out a significant step. Before you do something, you first have to decide what to do and when to do it.
This is the essence of analytics. And today’s device-driven world is forcing analytics to occur as fast as the data is generated.
In a new white paper, Frédéric Combaneyre, a business solutions manager at SAS, outlines how you can use event stream processing (ESP) to make sense of the data streaming from the Internet of Things (IoT). More than a collision of acronyms, this is one emerging technology developing to solve the problems of another.
The excerpt below outlines the origins of IoT, and where the data is coming from that will serve as the foundation for streaming analytics in the future.
The first sensors appeared decades ago, and while they have a long history, these devices entered the popular nomenclature more recently thanks to the Internet of Things.
A sensor detects events – or changes in quantities – and provides a corresponding output, generally as an electrical or optical signal. Today, sensors are used in everyday objects such as touch-sensitive elevator buttons and lamps that dim or brighten by touching the base. Sensors are also heavily used in manufacturing, medicine, robotics, cars, airplanes and aerospace. The largest sensor challenges occur once signals have been detected. At that point, you have to decide:
Where do I collect the data being generated?
How can I use it?
To capture and collect the signals coming from sensors, the operational historian emerged. The operational historian refers to a database software application that logs and stores historical time-based data that flows from sensors. These data stores are optimized for time-dependent analysis and are designed to answer questions such as,
What was today’s standard deviation from hourly unit production?”
In the near future, self driving cars, video streaming, voice recognizing alarm systems and other complex technologies will hit the market. The concern now and will always be how we secure all these devices that will be used in future technologies. So as great as these new ideas are, security MUST be front and center of all technologies because there will always be someone that will try to use the technologies to do wrong.