The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the world. It is time for Pakistan to take a look at the leading IoT nations and match (or even exceed) their success. Tell us how you think we can do this? What do we need? Where do we start?
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According to the CEO of Cisco, Chuck Robbins, the IoT industry is expected to be worth $US19 trillion globally by 2020. The most recognised buzzword of the moment, the Internet of Things (IoT) encompasses the many and varied devices currently on the market, or soon to be on the market, that will connect to and stay connected to the internet 24/7. IoT actually encompasses a broad range of products most of which you won’t actually see – electronics, sensors, actuators and software soon to be built into everything from your car to your home: technology to unlock your door and turn on the lights when you arrive home; technology to allow cars to talk to other cars and traffic lights to prevent accidents; technology to let entire cities regulate air-quality, manage energy distribution, and all communicating through a city-wide network. Do we see any of this happening in Pakistan ? why not ? Why are we the ones taking a back seat and allowing the world to move at the speed of light while we are going to run out of water.
We need to set our country on a path to “INVENT” technology and leap frog ahead of the west. We need to bring in the best teachers and the best thinkers back to Pakistan. We need to start by directing our students and our youth in the right direction and giving them the right tools and training to bring IoT and create an IoT industry in Pakistan.
USA, Sweden and Japan are the leading countries in IoT. USA is developing its industrial IoT whereas Sweden has a growing cashless society. This helps in the global connectivity, and to match that, Pakistan has to firstly keep developing its existing IoT projects like the major IoT-based projects funded at the National Incubation Center.