Forbes By Max Silber, Forbes Business Development Council
Over the past 20 years, advances in mobility-enabling technologies have driven a slow and steady revolution. The poster child for this revolution has been the smartphone, which as we know has transformed everything from dating and socializing to working and shopping. While the impact of the smartphone has been well documented, there’s also been another crucial but opaque driver of the revolution in mobility: the Internet of Things (IoT).
Not that IoT is a new or unknown concept – with each passing year, it’s more ubiquitous in our daily lives. Smart assistants like Alexa connect to household appliances such as microwaves and dishwashers. Your home’s climate control can be adjusted from anywhere in the world, and you can even shop for groceries from your refrigerator.