I have been asked a number of times, “Why do you get so excited about IoT, AI, Blockchain, Nanotechnology, and all the peripheral technology complementary to IoT?”
Well, my answer is; For many compelling reasons, such as for cool projects, learning new things, helping companies and people achieve their objectives, challenges, discovery, curiosity… But I get especially excited when a significant difference can be made in transforming people’s lives, industry, and society. Here we talk about things from bacteria detecting nanosensors for water quality to smart meters, smart grid, smart pipes, smart homes, smart cities, nanomedicine, nano IoT, Blockchain for reducing dodgy fishing practices, smart vineyards, electric cars and mopeds, healthcare, child and elderly care and such.
However, sometimes the simplest projects can make a significant impact. For example, you can easily build a simple local weather power station working with one sim card and one IO device. Using its sensors the weather station can collect information about humidity, temperature, rainfall, barometric pressure, etc., This is how using simple and cheap tools makes it possible to accurately predict the weather at a much more granular scale. Why is this important?