The impact of the technology revolution involving IoT, has not yet being fully evaluated. However, its growth is impossible to stop and is tightly connected to the development of urban centers, progressively leading to the establishment of new smart cities.
By 2020, Internet connected devices are expected to be around 50 billion. The impact of the IoT will be enormous in consumers’ homes (connected home security systems, energy meters, games consoles and other appliances). 40% of all global data will come from such devices.
The digital revolution will completely change lifestyle and social organization, leading households to a new way of life in «smart cities», changing traditional values and opening new personal, recreational and employment perspectives.