As the Internet of Things (IOT) becomes a ubiquitous buzz-phrase, Bernard Marr of Forbes presents a list of 17 interesting IOT facts that everyone should know.

Some of the more eye popping and mind-boggling stats include the fact that an overwhelming majority of people (87%) have never even heard the term ‘Internet of Things’; and that by 2020, a quarter of a billion vehicles will be connected to the internet. 

Here are a few more nuggets:

In 2015, over 1.4 billion smart phones will be shipped and by 2020 we will have a staggering 6.1 billion smartphone users ... Back in 2008, there were already more objects connected to the Internet than people ... This year, we will have 4.9 billion connected things.

To find out the other 12 facts, visit Forbes: 

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