How the Internet of Things (IoT) Exposes New Investment Opportunities
By Staff Writer, ChartExperts.com
The Internet of Things (IoT) is upon us, and it is creating technology innovations and investment opportunities at breakneck speed. New technology innovations promise dramatic advancements in healthcare, agriculture, energy management, manufacturing, transportation, and many other applications in the very near future.
Wikipedia defines the Internet of Things as follows:
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical devices, vehicles, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to collect and exchange data. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to interoperate within the existing Internet infrastructure.
The IoT allows objects to be sensed or controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, and resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit in addition to reduced human intervention. When IoT is augmented with sensors and actuators, the technology becomes an instance of the more general class of cyber-physical systems, which also encompasses technologies such as smart grids, virtual power plants, smart homes, intelligent transportation and smart cities.
"Things", in the IoT sense, can refer to a wide variety of devices such as heart monitoring implants, biochip transponders on farm animals, cameras streaming live feeds of wild animals in coastal waters, automobiles with built-in sensors, DNA analysis devices for environmental/food/pathogen monitoring, or field operation devices that assist firefighters in search and rescue operations. Legal scholars suggest regarding "things" as an "inextricable mixture of hardware, software, data and service".
The London School of Economics says: “The future is now and [this revolution] is going to disrupt most of the traditional industries.”
It will boost productivity, and save companies millions, likely billions, each and every year. In fact, it’s already happening.
- Facebook announced that this breakthrough has already saved its data centers 38%.
- UPS used this tiny innovation to reduce its fuel consumption by 9 million gallons ... a $31 million savings.
Governments are scrambling to invest in this, too.
- The City of Barcelona, Spain is an early adapter, and now its water system alone saves $58 million every year using this innovation.
- The City of Glasgow in Scotland is investing $37 million in this as well.
Experts Predict 50 Billion Devices Will Utilize This New Technology by 2020. Early Investors Stand to Reap Tremendous Rewards as Its Growth Surges 8,000%...
That’s why companies are rushing at breakneck speed to get in on the action right now.
- Cisco just invested $1.4 billion...
- IBM is investing $3 billion...
- Google is investing $3.2 billion.
- The world’s greatest investor, Warren Buffett, through Berkshire Hathaway, has already invested a whopping $13 billion.
- Amazon, Samsung, Apple, Oracle, Ford, Disney, Tesla, Microsoft, Intel, Pfizer ... the list goes on and on.
And it’s not just big conglomerates getting in on the action. The U.S. Government is fast-tracking a bill to support the Internet of Things.
Senators Deb Fischer, Cory Booker, Kelly Ayotte and Brian Schatz have sponsored a bill called DIGIT to help fast-track this breakthrough across America with federal assistance. The bill passed in the Senate on August 3, 2017 and is pending House approval.
The 8,000% ROI Play
Researchers are projecting this to make more millionaires than any other invention in history…
MEMs – The “Eyes and Ears” of the Internet of Things
For the Internet of Things to work, you need sensors that can instantly transmit and retrieve information. At the core of sensor technology are MEMs (microelectromechanical systems). MEMS are tiny low-power sensors ... so tiny that 100 of them can fit on a dime ... some versions are just a thousandth of an inch in size.
The Internet of Things will be able to sense, think and act, but only with these sensors. They are, quite literally, the eyes and ears of the Internet of Things. That’s why investing in the right sensor company could mean life-changing profits in the next year.
These sensors will impact almost every aspect of your life. From the car you drive to the clothes you wear... from the energy you use to the food you eat... the entire world is about to undergo a massive transformation.
Imagine being able to stay in the comfort of your own home and stay active, and independent, for the rest of your life. With sensors that monitor your home and your health, it will be possible. These sensors will keep your doors and windows locked, they will remind you when it’s time to take your medication, when it’s time eat and when to get up and go for a walk.
But they will also keep your doctors, health professionals and loved ones connected to you as well. So, if you need a new pacemaker, your doctor will know it needs replaced. If you’re suffering from a fever, a loved one will be alerted to stop by to check in on you. If your heart is beating too fast, an ambulance will be sent to rush you to the hospital.
Imagine never losing your freedom or your independence ... with the Internet of Things, you won’t have to imagine much longer.
Again, this isn’t some technology out of a sci-fi movie... it’s knocking at our door and will be available at a dealership near you as soon as 2018, according to the former vice president of research and development at General Motors.
Cars will be talking to other cars, weather stations, the Department of Transportation, stoplights and the very road they drive on, in order to get you to your destination safely. And every one of these cars will have this little device in them. More on that in a moment. Cars are just the start.
The Internet of Things has already made its way into our homes, pockets and onto our wrists. You can already buy Internet-enabled thermostats, light bulbs, refrigerators, baby monitors, windows and toasters that observe your behavior and adjust to your liking. You can even buy a toilet that opens, closes, deodorizes, rinses, plays music and tracks usage via a mobile app.
Smartphones are used by 68% of U.S. adults. It is central to the Internet of Things. If I enable it to, it will track my every movement. It will know where I am and communicate location back to apps like Google Maps and Waze to determine where there are traffic jams. It will also tell me where my friends are, play music through my car speakers, check me out with the cashier at the grocery store and so much more.
Of course, there’s a lot more to the Internet of Things than just setting the ideal temperature, safely carting us around town and flushing toilets. Here are some other applications (Source: Wikipedia):
The integration of wireless sensors with agricultural mobile apps and cloud platforms helps in collecting vital information pertaining to the environmental conditions, including temperature, rainfall, humidity, wind speed, pest infestation, soil humus content or nutrients to improve quality and quantity, and minimize risks and waste.
The IoT intelligent systems enable rapid manufacturing of new products, dynamic response to product demands, and real-time optimization of manufacturing production and supply chain networks, by networking machinery, sensors and control systems together.
It is expected that IoT devices will be integrated into all forms of energy consuming devices (switches, power outlets, bulbs, televisions, etc.) and be able to communicate with the utility supply company in order to effectively balance power generation and energy usage.
Transportation and Logistics
In Logistics and Fleet Management for example, The IoT platform can continuously monitor the location and conditions of cargo and assets via wireless sensors and send specific alerts when management exceptions occur (delays, damages, thefts, etc.).
We are just skimming the surface, but there is no doubt that the Internet of Things is going to revolutionize every industry on the planet.
The market for this technology will grow at an exponential rate – with some experts estimating growth from just $235 billion to a staggering $19 TRILLION in only four years.
The Internet of Things is Merely in Its Infancy
We are merely right here on the technology acceptance curve...
This is just the start of what promises to be a fast, profitable ride for early investors. In the years to come, the technologies behind the Internet of Things, specifically MEMs will explode in growth. Without these sensors, the IoT cannot exist.
Finding Gems in the IoT Space
A few leading sensor producers include Texas Instruments, Hewlett Packard and Bosch. Each company has strong profit margins ... and when demand surges, profits will skyrocket. The last time demand for sensors surged, the stocks of these companies did too. For example...
· Texas Instruments jumped from $24.82 to $59.28 ... a gain of 139%.
· Hewlett Packard surged from $5.65 to $18.48 ... a gain of 227%.
· Bosch went from $4,604 to $26,589 ... a gain of 477%.
But here’s the thing...there are smaller companies that are well-positioned for this type of growth and that have less exposure to other risks. Here’s an example:
Formed in the mid-‘90s, this European-based company’s CEO is a 40-year high-tech pioneer, and he’s using his industry contacts to lock in some stellar contracts. Investing in this corporate pioneer today will position you perfectly to enjoy a ride on the greatest technological wave history has ever seen.
In the last few months, Apple, Samsung and Bosch have already signed on to his firm’s sensors. Fact is, even if only a small portion of the estimated $19 trillion flows toward this $5 billion firm, the growth will be through the roof.
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The opportunity to invest in the Internet of the Future is enormous. Congress is paving the way to accelerate its progress, and the growth prospects are staggering. But as an investor, it is also important to stay informed on the emerging companies in this space, as well as keeping abreast of firms to avoid.
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