Internet of Things (IoT) revolutionizes almost every industry by broadening the reach of the internet from computers and smartphones to a wide variety of systems and environments. IoT is a system of interconnected devices or machines that can transfer or receive useful data over the internet. Connecting the devices with the internet and sensors makes them digitally intelligent and smarter. Devices such as temperature sensors, motion sensors, light sensors collect and transmit information.
IoT enables organizations and businesses to control devices and environments with more agility and efficiency. It creates a more responsive ecosystem of interconnected devices and changes how we manage the systems around us, such as transportation, buildings, cities, etc.
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Utilizing current technologies and techniques used on the web and applying them in the creation of IoT systems is known as the Web of Things. The WoT seeks to empower the IoT in a flexible and scalable way by using the web as its application layer. IoT aims to create a network of objects, things, people, services, and applications, whereas WoT integrates them into the web. WoT is closely related to IoT; it’s an additional application layer added to IoT’s network layer to maximize connectivity.
Mozilla WoT is an open platform for monitoring and controlling devices over the web from a Smart Hub. For example, the WebThing gateway by Mozilla connects, manages smart devices such as smart locks, smart thermostats, and enables the user to monitor and control the smart home over the web.
On the other hand, the Internet of Everything (IoE) is defined as the intelligent connection of people, services, data, and devices. The IoE comprises M2M (machine-to-machine) communications, machine-to-people (M2P), and technology-assisted people-to-people (P2P) connections. According to the IoE concept, any device can be equipped with digital features and connected to a network of devices, people, and processes to create useful data, exchange it, and enable data-based relevant decision-making.
The IoT focuses on the interconnectivity of physical devices that exchange data, while IoE is a broader term that encompasses the connection of several technologies and people. Both IoE and IoT have decentralized systems; their components can work independently. In other words, the problem in one part will not fail the whole system. However, this distributed approach also makes both the systems vulnerable to cyberattacks and security breaches.
WoT represents a crucial phase in the evolution of the IoT; it is a new technology that enables scalable connectivity in IoT solutions, whereas IoE creates a more connected digital world, where machines have access to more data and expanded networking opportunities.