Since we are still in the topic of “Smart Nation, Smart Cities”, let us focus into another area of “Smart”: “Smart Technology”.
Have you wonder what is the world going to be like in the future, with Smart Technology? There are many examples for what this might look like or what the potential value might be. For example, the moment you start your car engine, the display on your car would have already accessed your office meeting calendar, and had planned the smooth and fastest route to the meeting destination. While driving, your car would get the latest updated traffic information from Internet and start giving alternative route to the destination. Unfortunately, traffic congestions start to build up and your car might send out a notification text message to your customer to inform them that you struck in traffic jams and may arrive late for the meeting.
The truth is that the IoT opens endless opportunities and it is not hard to see how and why the IoT is such a hot topic today. It creates and open up the door of great opportunities but also to many challenges.
I happened to come across an online video, illustrating one of the many challenges IoT faces. Take a look at the video: Anatomy of an IOT Attack, by Cisco