“The Internet of Things” is the seventh in the series of “ITU Internet Reports”, originally launched in 1997 under the title “Challenges to the Network”. This edition has been specially prepared for the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society, to be held in Tunis from 16-18 November 2005. Technological advances in “always on” communications promise a world of networked and interconnected devices that will provide relevant content and information to users, wherever they may be located. Machine-to-machine communications and person-to-computer communications will be extended to things, from everyday household objects to sensors monitoring the movement of the Golden Gate Bridge or detecting earth tremors. Everything from tyres to toothbrushes will fall within communications range, heralding the dawn of a new era, one in which today’s internet (of data and people) gives way to tomorrow’s Internet of Things. The first chapter, Introducing the Internet of Things, explains the technical visions underlying the Internet of Things in ubiquitous networks, next-generation networks and ubiquitous computing. Chapter two, Enabling Technologies, examines the technologies that will drive the future Internet of Things, including radio-frequency identification (RFID), sensor technologies, smart things and nanotechnology and miniaturization. Chapter three, Shaping the Market, explores the market potential of these technologies, as well as factors inhibiting their market growth, and illustrates changing business models in three representative industries. Chapter four, Emerging Challenges, considers the wider implications of the Internet of Things for society, in standardization, privacy and socio-ethical challenges. Chapter five, Opportunities for the Developing World, examines the benefits these technologies offer to developing countries to address their concerns. Chapter six, The Big Picture, concludes by describing how a user might conduct their life in 2020 and summarizes the key interactions described in the book. The Statistical annex presents the latest data and charts for 206 economies worldwide in their use of ICTs. ITU, the United Nations specialized agency for telecommunications, is committed to playing a positive role in the development of the information society and to extending the benefits of advances in telephony and information and communication technologies (ICTs). This is in line with the Resolution of the highest administrative organ of ITU (Resolution 101 of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Minneapolis, 1998)), which calls upon ITU to “fully embrace the opportunities for telecommunication development that arise from the growth of IP-based services”, and ongoing calls from ITU’s Member States to continue to actively pursue this objective. The ITU Internet Reports are one contribution towards this commitment.
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