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Gartner: 21 Billion IoT Devices To Invade By 2020
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Pablo Valerio
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Pablo Valerio,
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11/10/2015 | 11:32:28 AM
Who is next?
I really feel overwhelmed by this continue dance of numbers. I think we need to wait to 2020 and start counting.
Brian.Dean
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Brian.Dean,
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11/11/2015 | 3:27:28 PM
Re: Who is next?
I feel that these numbers would have been many times larger but, battery technology is holding it back. There is a lot of demand in the enterprise and consumer space for gaining efficiency and Moore's Law is providing the market with the price-performance computational gains that enable efficiency. However, battery technology seems to be only doubling in terms of energy density once every 10 years.  
amitguptanim
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amitguptanim,
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11/13/2015 | 12:35:53 AM
Re: Who is next?
Actually, We always overestimate the short term things and underestimate the long term things. 
jastroff
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11/15/2015 | 4:13:15 PM
Re: Who is next?
re: battery technology holding us back -- good point. I can't imagine these numbers getting any higher (well, I can, but that's another story)

a friend just went to work for what I call a "new battery company" and what he corrects me  with "alternative power" or something like that.

we don't call the new things "batteries" any more. I should be more aware, but I'm just floating away on the numbers...

>> Including consumer devices, the Gartner report predicts  IoT devices ill encompass more than 6.4 billion connected objects in use by 2016, a 30% rise from this year.
kstaron
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11/24/2015 | 5:43:46 PM
How much use are we getting out of the IoT devices?
That projected number is absolutely mind-boggling. But I wonder how many IoT devices are going to just be the type of thing you get because everything is becoming IoT. My TV is smart TV but I never use any of the smart features on it. How much buying will occur where we get something with the IoT without really using those features? When I get a new fridge will there even be nonIoT versions in 10 years?


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