The reach of IoT on our world is more profound than just connecting things to the Internet. It is about magic. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, and what is IoT if not magic?
It is a form of magic we can reproduce with consistency.
What we are about to see are indeed a couple of magic formulas in a mathemagical language known as coding. As magic, coding is all about making new things from basic ingredients. The main ingredients of such formulas are, as prototyping require, cheap, open source tools for makers. In the first experiment they are:
Instead, speaking of the second one:
But what do these spells do once cast?
While turning on a plasma ball or spinning a fan may doesn’t seem exciting to someone, the underlying mechanism turns out to be the truly intriguing part. IoTivity, the open source framework for zero friction M2M connectivity: this is the quintessence of the experiment, the fluid that permeated anything in physics before Einstein. This is the secret sauce.
Take a look at this presentation by Philippe Coval to dig deeper. It is a door to a new, seamless world.