So they set up multiple command sites and updated them in real-time. This development has tweaked every human activity, every aspect of production, and every business process in a substantial way.

This paradigm shift from the written word to running code as a basic building block for communication is, up until now, still embodied in discrete units we recognize as computers: tablets, laptops, and smartphones. We can still tell the digital from the analogue. However, with the Internet of Things, this difference changes. The environment becomes the interface. Interaction becomes resonance, as you are no longer fully aware of what triggers what and what interacts with whom.

A cloud-based revolution

IoT is not all that new, we have had pervasive computing and ambient intelligence of smart objects, responsive architecture, and predictive maintenance for years. However, it all remained in closed and local environments until the cloud appeared around year 2000.

IoT is not all that new, we have had pervasive computing and ambient intelligence of smart objects, responsive architecture, and predictive maintenance for years. However, it all remained in closed and local environments until the cloud appeared around year 2000.

With the emergence of the cloud, we now have all of the valuable data that we were gathering readily available to be shared to anyone anywhere in the world. This availability is what has truly created the modern day Industrial Revolution. We are now able to analyse huge amounts of rich data and send this information around the world to improve performance of our own company, or a supporting company that can learn from gathered data. With this development, industry as we know it has transformed and a new revolution is at hand.