The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vision. It is being built today. The stakeholders are known, the debate has yet to start. In hundreds of years our real needs have not changed. We want to be loved, feel safe, have fun, be relevant in work and friendship, be able to support our families and somehow play a role - however small - in the larger scheme of things. So what will really happen when things, homes and cities become smart? The result will probably be an tsunami of what at first looks like very small steps, small changes. The purpose of Council is to follow and  forecast what will happen when smart objects surround us in smart homes, offices, streets, and cities.

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Over eight billion devices already made connection with consumers

13/06/2016 - 09:55
SAN FRANCISCO, June 12 — New data shows that although the Internet of Things is still very much in its earliest stages, the average household already boasts four connected devices and there's a strong chance one of them is running Netflix, in the US at least. According to IHS, the vast majority of these...

Paul Ebeling: What is the Internet of Things?

13/06/2016 - 09:39
It’s a foregone conclusion that anyone in the modern world has heard of the Internet, and they probably use it day-in, day-out. As popular as the Internet is, most people don’t know what led to its success. From the ARPANET to NSFNET, one of the major historical reasons these older networks developed into the modern Internet is that the packets of data (...

Nicole Orttung: The Internet of Things promises greater efficiency. Does that mean fewer jobs?

13/06/2016 - 09:36
Before the Internet of Things arrived, computers knew only what humans told them. Today, devices can sense their environments, and act accordingly, all without human intervention. For example, the Nest Learning Thermostat can adjust your thermostat based on your...

From Leonardo Book Series: New Tendencies, Art at the Threshold of the Information Revolution (1961 - 1978)by Armin Medosch

12/06/2016 - 21:12
New Tendencies, a nonaligned modernist art movement, emerged in the early 1960s in the former Yugoslavia, a nonaligned country. It represented a new sensibility, rejecting both Abstract Expressionism and socialist realism...

Om Malik: Tony Fadell, Nest and the failure of a middle ground

12/06/2016 - 20:09
....Today’s Internet of Things has a very long way to go. I am reminded of an episode from the television show “The Big Bang Theory,” where the nerdy stars rig up a system to turn on their living-room lamp over the Internet, while sitting right next to it. Such innovation, unfortunately, isn’t enough. You need a charismatic...

Maria Gabriela Méndez: The Internet of Things and its development in modern days

12/06/2016 - 19:59
The development of the Internet of Things (IoT) has created several doubts when it comes to its use, security, safety, and social well-being. The modern technology has been slowly approaching this futuristic society for the last decade. The envisionment of “smart cities” and “...

Tiernan Ray: The Internet of Things Is Too Confusing

12/06/2016 - 19:54
That expanding constellation of devices, often referred to as the Internet of Things, is so beset with complexity that it just doesn’t work for the average consumer. It isn’t a problem with Apple (ticker: AAPL), and it isn’t limited to the world of Apple phones and computers. It’s a problem affecting the entire mobile industry, with the...

Martin Anderson: The real estate angle behind San Francisco’s Smart City ambitions

11/06/2016 - 22:52
There’s an interesting moment in the promotional video for San Francisco’s Smart City challenge (embedded below) which reveals one of the most enticing aspects of the concept of ‘smart’ urban pilot schemes – the possibility to reclaim the enormous real estate value of...

John BattelleFollow: The Tech Story Is Over We Won. Now What?

11/06/2016 - 12:27
I’ve spent the better part of three decades writing about tech, launching publications devoted to tech, and investing in or starting tech businesses. I devoted almost every waking and working hour of my life to the technology narrative. I did this because I believed society’s adaptation to technology was the most important story...

Jenna McLaughlin: NSA Looking to Exploit Internet of Things, Including Biomedical Devices, Official Says

11/06/2016 - 12:00
THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY is researching opportunities to collect foreign intelligence — including the possibility of exploiting internet-connected biomedical devices like pacemakers, according to a senior official. “We’re looking at it...

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