Today our world is inundated with Internet-connected technologies and this has happened due to high-speed Internet service providers and popularity of Wi-Fi. However, the Internet is sometimes a hassle but often is a convenience and proves to be a gateway to myriad opportunities. With Internet of Things evolving at a much faster pace, the opportunities are also exponentially increasing.
The Internet of Things on a broader term refers to condition, where non-digitized objects and creatures are brought into the realm of the Internet. It is a scenario where people, animals and objects are provided with distinct identifiers and has the ability to transfer data without requiring human or computer interaction. Every object becomes uniquely identifiable and can interact with several other network-connected devices. This technology has evolved combining wireless technologies, micro-electromechanical systems and the Internet. There are limitless possibilities of Internet of Things that has created new sectors and lot of new jobs too.
The popularity of Internet of Things is also changing embedded job scenario, as most of the everyday objects and machines comprises of microcomputers that control their operations and applications. Today these embedded systems are increasingly being infused together into Internet of things. Microcontrollers are everywhere, as tiny computers are embedded in every machine and in few decades, there will be hardly any industrial product that will not have computer embedded in it. This has led to the tremendous growth of the embedded system in the global market and is expected to grow even faster with the popularity of Internet of Things.
Long time ago humans mastered the Internet and now machines are starting to master the Internet. Many industrial branches are showing interest in Internet of things because it can lead to true revolution. The initiative of embedded system into Internet of things will bring a scenario characterized by distributed intelligence, where factories would no longer require centralized management. In such condition, raw material and machines would communicate to optimize manufacturing processes by themselves. Every raw product will comprises of small-embedded system with a wireless interface, which will serves as its digital product memory. The embedded system will come to know what the raw product is supposed to become and will independently request the service from respective machines in the factory.
The embedded job scenario will tremendously change due to Internet of things and will lead to fourth industrial revolution. The electronic automation of production processes will make a high-level of flexibility possible that even a single-piece manufacturing unit will become profitable. This trend will help to safeguard jobs as well as competitiveness in high-wage countries.