If you follow technology, you may be disappointed that your refrigerator is not yet telling you when you’re running low on milk or eggs. That’s been the de facto standard example of how the “Internet of Things” will change our lives for so long it feels almost cliché.
But the good new is, yesterday at CES Samsung Electronics CEO Boo-Keun Yoon made the timeline to the IoT a little more real. He said 90% of Samsung products will be connected to the internet by 2017, and every single product they make will be by 2020.
Samsung makes a broad spectrum of products including phones, TVs, washers, baby monitors, light bulbs…and, of course, refrigerators. 100% of their product line is a bold commitment, but indicates how pervasive IoT will really be, and 2020 will be here before we know it. If you look backwards by five years, an internet connected TV was barely a concept and today it’s hard to find a new TV that isn’t connected (75% of Samsung models.… Read the rest