Did you know that in year 2008, the number of devices connected to internet exceeded the number of people living on Earth? Perhaps we have grown and outnumbered previous growth rate and looking at the future, we would grow to 50 billion connected devices in 2020.
To give you an idea of how we get that number of connected devices, the first thing you should know is that smartphones, tablets are just part of the count, there are other devices that are also connected. Almost Everything – for instance A dutch company called Sparked is using wireless sensors on Cattles to track their activities and health. So when a cattle is sick or pregnant, it automatically notifies the farmer. Such devices consume 200mb of data per year.
The connected devices int he future would interact with each other and help humans do the daily stuff with nearly no hiccups. With advent of IPv6 we could accommodate 100 IPs for each atom of the face of the earth.
Go ahead and checkout the info-graphic by cisco below: