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While Internet of Things (IoT) offers many benefits and conveniences, there are also several concerns associated with it. Examine.

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.

5. While Internet of Things (IoT) offers many benefits and conveniences, there are also several concerns associated with it. Examine. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about IoT, its applications, concerns associated and ways to overcome those concerns.

Directive word: 

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by defining IoT.

Body:

First, write about the working of IoT in brief.

Next, write about the various applications of IoT – “smart home”, including devices and appliances (such as lighting fixtures, thermostats, home security systems, cameras, and other home appliances) that support one or more common ecosystems, and can be controlled via devices associated with that ecosystem, such as smartphones and smart speakers. IoT is also used in healthcare systems.

Next, write about the concerns related to Privacy and security of IoT and suggest ways to overcome them.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.