Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Internet Of Things

Here's a very interesting infographic put together by Cisco that shows the exponential growth of the Internet in terms of the number of everyday items connected to it. Internet connectivity is what Cisco does, so I think I trust these numbers. The graphic isn't very easy to read, but here's the gist of it:

* By the year 2020 there will be 50 billion items connected to the Internet, or about 7 times more than people on the planet.

* Even organic lifeforms will be connected, as the graph shows how cattle already are. Each cow transmits 200mb of data per year.

* By the end of 2011, a mere 20 households will generate more traffic than the entire planet did in 2008!!

* We recently ran out of Internet address in the old system called IPV4. In the new one now being used, there are virtually an unlimited supply. How many is that? More than 100 for every atom on the planet!

The Internet of Things image from Bobby Owsinski's Music 3.0 blog

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1 comment:

westwood said...

I love infographics. And this one is mind-boggling... not something I had ever thought about. Even if it's corporate.


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