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.

Jason Dorrieron: The Internet of Things Should ‘Rattle the Imagination’

Source: “We’ve often written about the “Internet of Things.” This is the idea that as chips get smaller, more energy efficient, and more connected, we’ll embed them in everything around us to enliven inanimate objects and get them to do our bidding. This enormous new digital network will mirror the internet in the material world. It will be a massive grid of interconnected nodes collecting information, executing commands, and just generally chattering away to each other day and night. When you first see the potential of an idea like that, it might be mindblowing.

Stacey Higginbotham: The internet of things needs developers. So what do developers need?

Source: “The internet of things doesn’t need proprietary software and M2M platforms, it needs developers. The key isn’t the things, but the data these things generate and the applications that will be built on top of them.
When it comes to the enterprise there’s a lot of interest in the internet of things, but also a lot of confusion as today’s tech giants struggle to take advantage of this shift. Most see it as a systems integration opportunity rife with service revenue and magic boxes

Orion Jones: The Internet of Things Will Make You Poor, Surveilled, and Alone

Source: “Futurists who believe endlessly in the miracle of technology are seizing on the approaching Internet of Things as the next harbinger of leisure, independence, and fun in the sun. But a more measured approach forecasts a very different future, argues Sue Halpern, who reviews three books on the subject at the New York Review of Books.  The glaring security lapses that have accompanied financial data stored by corporations will be expanded upon when everything is connected to the Internet, including your washing

Stacey Higginbotham: Looking for an architecture for the internet of things? Try DNS.

Source: “This week’s internet of things podcast gets deep on how to build a domain name system for the internet of things, but first Kevin and I discuss, Microsoft Band, Nest and home hub upgrades. The same system we use to keep track of web site addresses should be adapted for identifying devices on the internet of things, says Andrew Sullivan, the director of architecture at DYN. In this week’s podcast Sullivan explains why we should use the domain name system for the internet of things (a plan that Google

Col. Robert S. Spalding III & Dr. Adam Lowther: Internet of Things: The Missing Link in an Off-Set Strategy

Creating a military “Internet of things” will empower the U.S. to succeed in “informationized” warfare in Asia.
Source: “As the Arab Spring, ISIS, and Anonymous all illustrate, the emergence of the Internet has ushered in a new world of communication and collaboration that is challenging the power of the nation-state to control its own citizens and those from outside its borders seeking to influence what

1st International Workshop on Energy Efficiency in the Internet of Things, and Internet of Things for Energy Efficiency (E2IoT 2015)

This workshop aims at gathering researchers and developers from the fields of Internet of Things, Pervasive, Ubiquitous Computing and Green ICT to discuss the possibilities of new applications and services which decrease the carbon footprint of IoT, and which exploit IoT to reduce the carbon footprint of our society. The evolution of ICT has led to the diffusion of wireless personal devices, such as smart mobile  Read more about 1st International Workshop on Energy Efficiency in the Internet of Things, and Internet of Things for Energy Efficiency (E2IoT 2015)

Colin Neagle: How the Internet of Things is transforming law enforcement

Source: “The Internet of Things (IoT) is starting to make waves in law enforcement. From connected guns that remember exactly when and how they were fired to wearable smart devices designed for police dogs, the IoT is becoming a go-to solution not only to improve law enforcement officers’ capabilities, but also to increase accountability and public safety.
Here are some examples of IoT products and services that are just beginning to have an impact on law enforcement.
Smart firearms and accessories

13th International Conference e-Society 2015 / 14 - 16 March 2015, Madeira - Portugal

The ES Conference aims to address the main issues of concern within the Information Society. 
The conference is structured along with nine main tracks, covering different aspects from eSociety and Digital Divide, eBusiness / eCommerce, eLearning, New Media and E-Society, Digital Services in ESociety, eGovernment /eGovernance, eHealth, Information Systems and Information Management. 

India m2m + iot Forum 2015 – is the Forum for machine-to-machine (m2m) and internet of things (iot)!

India m2m + iot Forum is built for the m2m and iot fraternity, focusing on how today’s m2m and iot trends will shape the future of our organizations, customer base and bottom-line, and will present an incisive two-day agenda showcasing the strategic perspectives of the industry’s high-profile 'C-level' Executives managing leading-edge implementations, and founders of innovative start-up's that are seeking to revolutionize the m2m and iot market. Council is a Knowledge Partner Read more about India m2m + iot Forum 2015 – is the Forum for machine-to-machine (m2m) and internet of things (iot)!

Laura Donovan, The Internet of Things – The Next Big Thing?

Source: “My mother talks about the first time she heard the word “computer.” A television show explained how this machine could do advanced calculations faster than a human being. This computer was as big as a city block. She watched the program on her family’s black and white television.
When I bought my first personal computer, it was exponentially more powerful than that early computer – it had a color display and was smaller than my mother’s television.
Today, I carry an even more powerful computer in my pocket.

Meghan Ottolini: Small-Scale Applicatons Key To Internet Of Things Success

Source: “"Companies investing in the Internet of Things and machine-to-machine space are working hard to show how those complex technologies can translate to real business opportunities for partners. Charles Kriete, chief revenue officer at MSP Wyless, said they might be going about it the wrong way.
Kriete said his peers tend to “overcomplicate the entire industry,” focusing on large-scale applications of connected technology. He said the Internet of

Taiwan sees rapid growth in 4G users: Chunghwa Telecom

Source: “Although Taiwan was behind some other Asian countries in launching 4G broadband services, the country has seen a rapid growth in the number of 4G users in recent months, which is set to reach 3 million by the end of the year, Chunghwa Telecom Co. (中華電信), Taiwan's largest mobile operator, said Thursday. The rapidly growing penetration rate can be seen as No. 1 in the world, surpassing that of South Korea when that country first introduced 4G services, said Chunghwa Telecom President Shih Mu piao (石木標) at a forum in Taipei.”

Nathan Schneider: The commons are making a comeback

Source: “The commons is an old, simple idea but one that we have never needed so urgently. It’s whatever a community of people shares and manages together. A commons can be anything from a lake that has been fished for centuries to a folk song no one owns to a neighborhood garden to the planet itself. Commoning goes back as long as human history, and it was a basic assumption of the Byzantine emperor Justinian’s legal code and the Magna Carta. It forms the basis for a kind of economics run by neither state nor market but rather by community relationships in which everyone has a personal Read more about Nathan Schneider: The commons are making a comeback

Civil Societies of the world unite! A specter is haunting the world: service enablers, Over the Top Players and REAS

If by now you do not know that Internet of Things is the new political reality, that it is not new and has a history of over fifty years as ubicomp, ambient intelligence, pervasive computing and cybernetics, that it is the most important value shift in the history of mankind as it is a new ontology always adding a third party to any relationship, action and process, best not to read on as I have no time to explain how the second wave of IoT will be dynamic pricing Read more about Civil Societies of the world unite! A specter is haunting the world: service enablers, Over the Top Players and REAS

Ken Sinclair: The "I of Me" of IoT

Source: “Your present IoT understanding, which I choose to whimsically call “The I of Me” greatly controls your comprehension and expectations of what those three letters might mean to you and those around you.  The art, science, and social interaction of our time "The Internet of Things" (IoT), reflects life and is affecting all of our lives daily so get over it.  You cannot go back,  The true danger comes from not being involved in its evolution and having open discussions like this.  

Allowing IoT to be created and applied without input from those it will affect is of significant concern. Read more about Ken Sinclair: The "I of Me" of IoT


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