The Internet of Things and Living-Things: Why are they important to Agricultural Development?

By Alfred Gilbert

Thu, 11 May 2017

The Internet of Things (IOT) and the Internet of Living things (IOLT) are two similar but unique concepts. Each will likely play critical roles in shaping the future sustainability and productivity of the agricultural sector. In the face of growing global pressures from population growth and climactic changes, what can the IOT and the IOLT bring to farming?

Virtually all modern technology is in-built with the ability to connect to the internet. Communicative and connected objects are capable of relaying large amounts of performance data back to their users through digital networks. This inter-connectivity between users, physical devices, buildings, and other communicative technologies, has become known as ‘the Internet of Things’ (IOT).

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Alfred Gilbert

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