Scott Stiner, member of Forbes Technology Council and COO of UMTech, contributes his thoughts on one of ten emerging trends in technology that he believes will truly take off within the next 5 years.

Internet Of Things 

Hands down the most exciting technology trend is the Internet of Things (IoT). For me, the real-world consumer application of IoT is Amazon’s Alexa. She just keeps getting more and more useful as I integrate her into everything I can to automate my home and office. Within five years I believe I’ll be able to control just about anything, from my TV to my pool heater with voice technology and IoT devices.

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