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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Jules Polonetsky: Protecting privacy and promoting inclusion with the 'Internet of Things'

30/06/2016 - 09:02
To technologists and innovators, the "Internet of Things" (IoT) represents a world of exciting new benefits that will solve important technical and social problems. To critics, IoT represents a world of pervasive surveillance, with toys that spy on kids and...

Carlos Oliveira: Beyond the Buzz – what is a Smart City?

30/06/2016 - 09:00
As a technology industry we are often guilty of hijacking certain terms and buzzwords, often to the detriment of their original intention. Cloud, Big Data, Machine Learning, IoT – all have been to some extent rendered marketing slogans, and so I feel, has the term Smart City. In my view, a Smart City should be felt, it shouldn’...

Naveen Chava: The most neglected area of the Internet of Things ecosystem

30/06/2016 - 08:58
Internet of things – a futuristic concept that came into being just a few years ago, is fast turning into reality today with innovative applications and products being launched every other day. From wristbands that track a person’s fitness, to cars that ‘talk’ to its manufacturer about the requirement for...

Kim Worts: Building inclusivity: laying the foundations for the future

30/06/2016 - 08:56
‘Building Inclusivity’ is the first report of its kind to look at all aspects of diversity and inclusion in the land, property and construction sector. This data, provided by UK firms committed to changing their diversity profile, allows us to see how we measure up against other sectors and provides a baseline from...

Claire Swedberg: Toter Dumps Wasted Time With RFID-Tagged Bins

30/06/2016 - 08:52
The company's RFID-based ToterTrax system, which can automatically record when and where its workers deliver each waste bin, opens up a range of other possible uses. Jun 29, 2016—Waste and recycling bin company Toter is offering a new automated assembly and delivery (A&D) service, leveraging the passive EPC Gen 2...

LED bulbs could be used to connect the Internet of Things

29/06/2016 - 10:31
Consumer-grade light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs can, with some modifications, be used for connecting devices such as appliances, wearable devices, sensors, toys and utilities that could comprise the Internet of Things (IoT), says a study. “Interconnecting appliances, sensors and a wide variety of devices into the Internet of Things has...

Internet of Things: cyber security by Deutsche Telekom

29/06/2016 - 10:30
Worldwide, some 6.4 billion devices are connected to the network. By some estimates, this figure will climb to 25 billion by 2020. Whether a refrigerator or industrial robot: most things in life were never conceived to be available via the global network. As a result, they are often vulnerable to cyber attacks due to a lack of adequate...

Hitachi to focus R&D spending on 'internet of things'

29/06/2016 - 10:29
Hitachi will concentrate research and development spending on the broad "internet of things" and move faster to open R&D bases outside Japan, the Tokyo-based company said Tuesday. The Japanese conglomerate has turned to a business model that melds products and services and has begun to promote itself as a collaborator for...

Ryan Matthew Pierson: What is the Internet of Things?

29/06/2016 - 09:22
The Internet of Things (IoT) describes a whole genre of technologies and services that focus on creating a network connection between everyday objects. These objects include just about anything from industrial machinery to your water bottle. It is almost impossible to talk about the future of of tech, the Internet and almost any industry...

Sally A. Applin and Michael D. Fisher: PolySocial Reality: You're Soaking in It!

28/06/2016 - 10:04
PolySocial Reality (PoSR) (Applin and Fischer 2011) is a model that describes the condition of information flowing in a system in multiple ways at multiple times and how people, software, and machines act on it (or not). PoSR examines all messages: Human/Human, Human/Machine, Machine/...

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