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How far will the Internet of Things go?

The Internet of Things is one of those phenomena that truly changed the world in many different aspects. One of those aspects is the depletion of Internet Protocol version 4. You read that correctly, we are completely out of IPv4 addresses, and one of the main reasons why is the Internet of Things. The gist of the story is that every device needs the have an Ipv4 address attached to it for that device to be able to connect and use the internet. However, back in the 80s, those devices were just computers. No one thought we’d be able to control all of the lights in our homes by just pressing a few buttons on our smartphones.

The point is, there are so many different devices now that need a unique IPv4 address, and we only had so many of those addresses left. On Prefixbroker.com, you can see where we are now in our journey navigating life without IPv4 addresses left. In this blog post, we will go through the most unthinkable devices that are part of the Internet of Things now and think about the devices that could potentially be part of it in the future.

Smart toilets

Yes, there are smart toilets that have so many fancy additions including access to the internet. There are toilets with little touch pads to the side of them where you can control your whole toilet process. Sounds like a seat fit for a king.

Smart litter boxes

There are litter boxes that take care of the whole gross process of cleaning out your cat’s litter boxes. The smart litter boxes can automatically clean themselves and save you from doing the whole ordeal. Smart litter boxes may also come with the option of sending you a notification on your phone, so you know when your kitty went number 2.

Snoring resolution gadget

Some may find this gadget to be a complete lifesaver. This Internet of Things item can be put under the snoring person’s pillow and that item is linked to a gadget you would be on the bed side table of this person. If that person snores, the gadget will pick up the sound and the item under the pillow will gently move the pillow so your head turns to a different position that would open up your airways and help with the snoring.

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