Reuters – While the Internet of Things (IoT) has come a long way, it is not a complete transformation of how we interact with our devices, according to a report from Microsoft.
The company revealed in a new report that despite all the buzz surrounding the IoT, we will never fully realize the full potential of what we are building with it.
“The future of IoT is not yet in the realm of the physical,” the report said.
Instead, it said, we need to build a system that combines the power of the cloud, sensors, and other technologies.
“As we learn more about the physical world and the way we interact, we can create new types of connected devices that enable our businesses and consumers to work smarter, faster, and more safely,” Microsoft said.
“These devices can integrate with other IoT devices to make our lives easier and more comfortable, and they can help us build better, smarter systems that make life easier and better.”
The report is based on research conducted in conjunction with Microsoft, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and others.
It focuses on the development of devices that can monitor, control, and control smart devices.
Microsoft said the technology is becoming more and more sophisticated.
“Our sensors and devices are increasingly capable of being integrated with the physical environment,” the company said.
The devices have become so sophisticated that they have evolved into devices that are “fully connected to the cloud,” said Matt Britton, a senior manager at Microsoft.
“These connected devices can be more powerful and smarter than ever before.”
Britton said the company is exploring new ways to make its devices more intelligent and smarter.
“We are building new technologies to make devices smarter and smarter, but we also want to enable our people and businesses to do the work they need to do,” he said.
Microsoft said that it is exploring “a variety of ways to combine these capabilities.”
The most promising area is in the areas of sensors, sensing and control, according the company.
The company is working on sensors that can be used to track people and objects in real time.
In the cloud and connected devices, the company will be exploring how to leverage new technology, such as virtual reality and augmented reality, to create experiences that will be more natural.
For example, virtual reality can help people and groups interact with a computer program without needing to have a headset, Britton said.
This is where we are seeing the future of mobility, he said, adding that Microsoft is developing a suite of augmented reality glasses that could be used for the “next wave of mobility.”
“Virtual reality and AR are the future,” Britton added.
“And AR and VR are what we will be seeing on a global scale.”
Microsoft also said it is working to build “the world’s first fully connected smart car” with sensors that are both embedded in the vehicle and on the driver’s body.
The car will have sensors that detect road conditions, weather, traffic, and temperature, as well as be able to react to the driver, according a Microsoft spokesperson.
Britton also said Microsoft is exploring how the company can “empower the IoT to help make us more connected to each other, more connected globally, and less connected to nature.”
He said that the company plans to “provide new services and devices that connect people, businesses, and homes in ways that they haven’t seen before.”
Microsoft said it expects to see these devices and services becoming “a core part of our global strategy” and will work with governments and other stakeholders to build them into the IoT ecosystem.
Britton said Microsoft has been working with regulators and government entities around the world to create standards for IoT and that it wants to use this technology to improve the way the Internet works.
He said the “first wave of connected cars” will “be on roads” in 2021 and 2021 will see the first IoT cars on public roads.