The movement that gotunder way in the first decade of the 21st century with the rise of the Internet and the advent of Web2.0, featuring social networks and smartphones, has continued with the development of the Internet of things and Big Data.The next wave of Internet growth will spring from the convergence of persons, processes, data, and objects — the “Internet of Everything”.
Connected things are still often perceived as products for personal wellbeing and leisure, but they include a myriad of potential technologies, uses, and services. The multiplication
of sensors entails the “digitization of reality”, and the exponential growth in the quantity of data generated is expanding the size of Big Data. The Internet of things is thus helping to double the size of the digital universe every two years, and could grow it to 44,000 billion gigaoctets in 2020— ten times its bulk in 2013.