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.

Jimmy McGee: The Internet of Things – The Next Frontier for Developers

Source: "There is an idea out there called the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is the idea of having everything, such as cans of soda, vases, and other physical items able to connect to a network. This would allow stores to maintain inventory. It would allows people to adjust the blinds at home.  Read more about Jimmy McGee: The Internet of Things – The Next Frontier for Developers



Rick Merritt: Internets of Things Need Glue

Source: "There is no Internet of Things. There's a lot of hype and PowerPoint about the Internet of Things, but it does not exist -- yet. Today a couple dozen Networks (plural) of Things are duking it out in as many market sectors. The typical node on one net doesn't know how to talk to nodes on another net unless it was made by the same company and installed by the same person. Read more about Rick Merritt: Internets of Things Need Glue



Dan Newman: Why You Might Stay Away From Investing in the "Internet of Things" 


Source: "What's definitely going to be a buzzword for the next year, the "Internet of Things," is the idea that every object we own will be identifiable and inventoried by computers. Originally proposed in 1999, with the thought of barcodes and RFID, the concept can be extended even more today with GPS Read more about Dan Newman: Why You Might Stay Away From Investing in the "Internet of Things" 




Chris Horton: Insight Into the Internet of Things for You and Your Business Strategy

On a commercial level, the world of connected devices represents a boon for companies far and wide. Marketers, if you think Web 2.0 technologies are making your life complicated, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Get ready for the prospect of having to create personalized web and social interactions not only for each segment Read more about Chris Horton: Insight Into the Internet of Things for You and Your Business Strategy



Richard Mortier: Explainer: the Internet of Things

Source: "Many, if not most, of us are now connected to the internet, and we have become familiar with it: we shop, we bank, we socialise online. The Internet of Things is not a different internet but refers to the connection of “things” that are also on the internet. “Things” are, well, “things”. Stuff. Objects. Everything from your light switches to yourcar tyres to your yoghurt pots. Read more about Richard Mortier: Explainer: the Internet of Things



Jon Collins: The internet of things: a market landscape (GigaOM Pro)

Source: "While the internet of things (IoT) is expected to have a massive impact on business and wider culture,  these are still early days. There is no standard definition of the technology as of yet, and protocols and standards are still in development. So what can we expect the IoT landscape to look like, and how will its impact be felt?  Read more about Jon Collins: The internet of things: a market landscape (GigaOM Pro)



Internet of Things as Apps That Anticipate Your Needs

Source: "A range of start-ups and big companies like Google are working on what is known as predictive search — new tools that act as robotic personal assistants, anticipating what you need before you ask for it. Glance at your phone in the morning, for instance, and see an alert that you need to leave early for your next meeting because of traffic, even though you never told your phone you had a meeting Read more about Internet of Things as Apps That Anticipate Your Needs



Anthony Townsend: Smart Government and Big, Open Data: The Trickle-Up Effect

Source: "Today, you can't do an apps contest in a major American city without an extensive and broadly inclusive round of problem-scoping. Different cities have taken different approaches. For the fourth Big Apps contest in New York, the city recruited local foundations and non-profits to set the agenda for the geeks to work on. Read more about Anthony Townsend: Smart Government and Big, Open Data: The Trickle-Up Effect



The 2013 M2M & Internet of Things Global Summit, October 1-2, The National Press Club, Washington, D.C

The 2013 M2M & Internet of Things Global Summit will take place in Washington DC on October 1-2, and will provide a high-level meeting point for all representatives from the global M2M & IoT communities. With contributions from all of the main stakeholders at both an industry and policy level Read more about The 2013 M2M & Internet of Things Global Summit, October 1-2, The National Press Club, Washington, D.C



LX Group: The Internet of Things (IoT) and what it means for you

Source:...A Day in the Life of the Internet of Things: "To know the potential impact of IoT on everyday life, one might consider a scenario where a person had an early flight to catch for a two-week holiday. Their smart phone would communicate with the airport timetable and be aware of any changes to the flight times, and this information would be shared with their local IoT.  Read more about LX Group: The Internet of Things (IoT) and what it means for you



Welcome to the 2013 World Cybermatics Congress(WCC 2013)

The 2013 IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings2013) will provide a high-profile, leading-edge forum for researchers, engineers, and practitioners to present state-of-art advances and innovations in theoretical foundations, systems, infrastructure, tools, testbeds, and applications for the Internet of Things Read more about Welcome to the 2013 World Cybermatics Congress(WCC 2013)



Antonio Liotta: Networks will break down without new biologically inspired routing

By 2020, according to forecasts from Cisco Systems, the global Internet will consist of 50 billion ­connected tags, televisions, cars, kitchen appliances, surveillance cameras, smartphones, utility meters, and ­whatnot. This is theInternet of Things, and what an idyllic ­concept it is.


Andrew Jennings: The Brief - with Razorfish's global CTO

Source: "This week B&T news editor Andrew Jennings speaks with Razorfish's global CTO Ray Velez about convergence in advertising, the rise of The Internet of Things, plus the Publicis Omnicom merger. Ray was in Australia to promote his new book, CONVERGE, co-written with Razorfish global CEO Bob Lord,  Read more about Andrew Jennings: The Brief - with Razorfish's global CTO



Nandagopal Rajan: Smartwatches, smartshoes and... smartsocks? The baffling world of wearable technology

Source: "Technology is becoming so much a part of our lives that it will now be a part of our bodies too. Wearable technology has been the buzz since the launch of Google Glass earlier this year.


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