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.

Naman Muley: The Internet of things: Literally reinventing the wheel

Source: „The computers are breeding. Little computers serving different purposes are invented every year. First, the computers became small enough to be held in palms and laps, and then they entered into phones.  Thanks to Steve Jobs, a new branch of tablets have been added to the technological evolution tree. Samsung added the watch to the latest family of computing gadgets that are connected to the network. Once the Internet was born, computers began evolving into other devices like smartphones and tablets.

Gaiutham Nagesh: Setting Rules for the Internet of Things

Source: "Doors that unlock via smartphone. Household appliances that can be operated remotely. Baby clothes with sensors that notify parents when their child rolls over. The so-called Internet of Things – highlight of the Consumer Electronics Show — promises untold wonders. But it also will require rules, federal officials say. At a panel discussion Wednesday, officials expressed concerns about issues like freeing enough airwaves to ensure the devices can communicate without interference. Regulators say they’re wary of imposing rules that would stifle innovation, but want to protect public security and privacy. Read more about Gaiutham Nagesh: Setting Rules for the Internet of Things

Paul Ebeling: The Internet of Things , 99% Of All Things Are Still Not Connected

Source: "The “Internet of Things” refers to the phenomena of every conceivable item from glasses and watches to kitchen devices and home security to cars being controlled and connected by what has quickly become the ubiquitous Internet.
John Chambers, the Chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) delivered a Keynote speech at the CES, and his presentation focused directly on the theme of the show: The Internet of Things: Where the Money Lies.

Matteo Cevese: the second call of TechPeaks, (January 20!) our people accelerator based in Trento

We recently launched the second call of TechPeaks, (closing on January 20!) our people accelerator based in Trento. TechPeaks is a public accelerator, unique in its kind because we accept both startup and individuals, with or without idea, supporting them with idea generation labs, workshops, grants and more all for 0% equity. This year we are focusing on attracting startups from specific technological verticals which have synergies with the local research ecosystem, one of these is Internet of things. Read more about Matteo Cevese: the second call of TechPeaks, (January 20!) our people accelerator based in Trento

Jacob Siegal: Wolfram’s latest: A database of every connected device in the world

Source: "Nearly everything at CES 2014 connects to the Internet. It can be an overwhelming prospect to imagine all of your devices interacting with one another, which is why Stephen Wolfram’s next major initiative will attempt to catalog each and every electronic device and household appliance on the planet that makes up the Internet of Things. The Wolfram Connected Device Project just launched on Monday, but already contains thousands of navigation systems, watches, vacuum cleaners and even a set of forks. Every single device also has its own information with data Read more about Jacob Siegal: Wolfram’s latest: A database of every connected device in the world

Robyn Beck: "Internet of things" all the rage at Consumer Electronics Show

Source: "The Kolibree toothbrush, the world's first Internet-connected toothbrush, is displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show at the Mandalay Bay. This curious phrase, known as "IoT" among technoscenti, has entered the lexicon in a big way. And as the technology world descends on Las Vegas this week for the Consumer Electronics Show, the emerging concept is drawing the lion's share of the spotlight.

The IoT basically describes new technologies that will put even the most insignificant object on the Internet. Read more about Robyn Beck: "Internet of things" all the rage at Consumer Electronics Show

Rob van Kranenburg: So who is going to build a third party trust provider for Internet of Things?

Yesterday we had a short public meeting on IoT in Taipei, hosted by Jason Hsu and his team at MakerBar Taipei. The place was packed. We pulled the chairs into a circle and had a discussion with the attendants. The diversity was mind-blowing. There were people working as/in VC, Real Estate, Pharma, starting up a Biitcoin venture in Taiwan, front end web development, online gaming, educational technologies, aqua phonics, IT consultancy, automotive, supply chain management, and many other professions and professional interests. We wondered what on earth brought us together over something as elusive as ‚Internet of Things’ Read more about Rob van Kranenburg: So who is going to build a third party trust provider for Internet of Things?

Chris Bucholtz: The Internet of Things: Do Customers Have a Say in Who Owns Their Data?

Source: ""There’s a lot of money being made these days by people professing to be experts in big data and the interconnected concept of the Internet of Things. Business leaders who have been converted into disciples of data and analysis eagerly imagine the possibilities of a thoroughly interconnected world in which individual customers’ behaviors can be determined and even predicted by data delivered direct from their devices — ranging from their computers to their home appliances. This avalanche of data — big data, to use the overworked term —

Call For Papers: "Defining the Sensor Society"

Source: "Sensors are proliferating across the networked digital landscape in the form of smart phones, smart cameras, interactive billboards, drones, and a growing array of fixed environmental sensors and interactive devices and platforms. The advent of digital interactivity means that devices which permeate our work, social, leisure, and domestic lives can all come to double as sensors. Our cars collect detailed information about our driving habits and destinations. Our smart phones gather a growing array of detailed and data about our communication activities and more. The growing network of sensors contributes to a fast-growing stream of data about everything Read more about Call For Papers: "Defining the Sensor Society"

The 10th Swiss Biennial on Science, Technics + Aesthetics: BE THE CHANGE WE WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD

Source: "On the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Swiss Biennial on Science, Technics + Aesthetics decision makers, experts and stakeholders from enterprises, politics, science, non-profit organizations and other institutions are invited to Lucerne. Mahatma Ghandi's famous sentence You must be the change you wish to see in the world provides the starting point for the Biennial in order to think about collective, individual and creative possibilities for action and ways of coming to grips with the pressing Read more about The 10th Swiss Biennial on Science, Technics + Aesthetics: BE THE CHANGE WE WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD

At CES, a Mercedes connected to “internet of things”

Source: "Mercedes-Benz will show at the upcoming CES in Las Vegas how an intelligently networked vehicle becomes part of the internet of things.
In the runup to the huge consumer electronics show, the German premium car maker signed an agreement with Pebble Technology to develop new integrated applications for its cars. Pebble is a Silicon-Valley startup that makes a smart watch that talks to your mobile phone.
For the CES, Mercedes has redeveloped its Digital DriveStyle app so it can communicate with Pebble smart watches. With just a quick glance at the device

Gopal Sathe: New Year Ideas | Build your own internet of things

Source: "You can use a Raspberry Pi to give new life to old devices. Your fridge isn’t really ready to send you a reminder to buy more apples on the way home, but there are already several cool ways in which you can get your electronics talking to one another. One of the most exciting trends in technology is getting all the devices in a house connected to each other and to the Internet. The Internet of Things, as the idea is described, suggests a world where everything is interconnected, letting your washing machine order detergent when supplies run low, letting your phone switch on the air conditioner automatically Read more about Gopal Sathe: New Year Ideas | Build your own internet of things

Tom Mahon: FTC Hearing IoT Privacy Concerns

Source: ""If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things... we would be able to track and count everything." -- Kevin Ashton, "That 'Internet of Things' Thing," RID Journal; July 22, 2009
"A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all. They'll never know what it means to have a private moment." -- Edward Snowden on Britain’s Channel 4; Dec 25, 2013
The new year will see explosive growth in the Internet of Things (IoT). Adding an Internet address to anything and everything on the planet will enable things (or people) to be accessible to and from the cloud always and everywhere.

Samantha Tomaszczyk : Santander: The city with 20,000 smart servants

Source: "Telefonica is taking mobile connectivity to a new level by automating the streets of Santander. Samantha Tomaszczyk reports on a new connectivity technology Imagine a city where the roads are free of potholes, public bins are emptied before they become full, bus schedules are built around “your” timetable, and you never go searching for a parking space again.
For the 180,000 residents of Santander, a small coastal city in the north of Spain close to the French border, each day the above becomes less of a fantasy and more of a reality.


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