The Internet of Things is an important trend within big data. Within a few years we will have to talk in Brontobytes when we discuss data coming from sensors in the smart world of the future. The Internet of Things refers to objects that can be uniquely identified via an IP-address and all of them are connected to the Internet. Objects (which can be anything from a car, to a chair or a bottle of soda) that are equipped with identifiers can be managed and inventoried by computers and algorithms. These objects contain sensors and the data theses sensors collect are shared with an Internet-like structure. All those devices connected to the internet will create a smart world that will change the way societies work. Libelium created market research document with 50 Sensor Applications for a Smarter World and they compiled all those sensor applications into one infographic:
How The Internet Of Things Will Create A Smart World - Infographic