To meet the criteria as a Big Thing now a days, a product – or a service, or could be barely more effable as compared to a meme (imagine social networks) – has to presume a value in the order of $100bn across the globe.
The value didn’t need to be concentrated in a single company, rather by rising a tide, more boats are lifted is always a better option.
The income obtained from the Next Big Thing could be divvied up between hardware and software top guns or shared with some organizations which are at present waiting under the radar of industry statistics.
Making use of this gauge the smart phones and tablets comfortably qualify as big thing. As reported by an expert in the Guardian “Charles Arthur” Mobile devices with internet will be more in number this year as compared to human beings on the Earth.
At first it was offered by Palm, Microsoft, RIM, and Nokia, and then provided consecutive improvement by the iPhone. It would not be wrong to say that the size of smart phone storm has risen tremendously and has surprised everyone.
The idea behind it is that the smart appliances which surround us for example, alarm system, air conditioners and heaters, televisions, baby monitors, cars, some useful devices being used for health care must be automated and connected.
On the other hand, it should enable us to control them via common, intuitive UI; we can say in other words, they should be able to speak whatever we want, not the other way around.
The idea is not innovative; it has been for decades that we are looking for smart homes, which are connected, secured as well as power conservation dwelling. More than two decades ago Vint cerf (an internet progenitor) and now days Google’s chief internet evangelist posted a latest designed T-shirt presenting famous IP on everything pun.
The Missing Thing
The building blocks of technology exist more frequently. There is plenty of open source software available to help the remote (or your tablet).
Still in our simplified examples intentionally, there seems to be no interest in coming up with a simple, open (yes, that word, again) standard to help appliances tell the rest of the world how to control them.
It will not involve much of the value to the device and would not require the hiring of big scientists. In other words, we can say that hurdles are not economical or technical.
They are cultural based and they are keeping the Machine to Machine revolution in check.