Smart technology is a pure expression of personalization – adjusting room temperature and lighting to fit known preferences and suit the mood. But this is really just the beginning of personalization's potential.
One example is shared public displays (such as at train stations, hotel conference rooms and the gym) could network with personal devices and tailor content to match the preferences of those in the vicinity.
From advertisements and travel announcements, to tailoring the screens at the gym to your media preferences, IoT technology can revolutionize the way you experience public spaces.
Another application could be the music at your local cafe or pub using IoT technology and changing genre or songs based on the tastes of whoever's in the room.
By linking with your Spotify or Pandora playlist, your music preferences become part of a crowdsourced playlist, updated in real-time.
And the applications reach far beyond just working out and going out for dinner.
IoT sensors in cities are changing traffic patterns, so you can get a series of green lights when you're the only car on the road, and these same sensors are informing parking layouts, garbage collection schedules and bus routes.