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.

CitizenMe: What Does Data Privacy Mean to You? A Digital Anthropologist Wants To Know...

What Does Data Privacy Mean to You? A Digital Anthropologist Wants To Know... As one of our most supportive citizens, we thought you'd be interested in sharing your thoughts on data privacy.
Our rapidly evolving digital world has left traditional definitions of privacy in its wake. As digital citizens, we are left to grapple with shifting boundaries on what information we consider public

Ovidiu Vermesan: IoT European Research Cluster on IoT Week 2014

The Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t just a buzzword. Smart appliance sales are rising. Wearable fitness trackers are creating a new market in quantified health. Apple is trying to muscle their way into the home automation and health industries, through IoT applications. Gartner analyst Gorge Lopez, writing in the Wall Street Journal, predicts the trend will “change everything” within the next five years. The IERC sent a strong message during the activity chains' sessions that cooperation Read more about Ovidiu Vermesan: IoT European Research Cluster on IoT Week 2014

Standards for an Internet of Things: A workshop co-organized by EC DG Connect and ETSI, 3-4 July 2014

DG CONNECT and ETSI are organizing a workshop in Sophia Antipolis on 3 and 4 July 2014, with the overall objective to perform a “high level exploration through high level experts” of the requirements and implications of IoT, the relations between IoT and M2M, what standards are needed, and the business models they contribute to enabling as well as the policy issues triggered by “all things connected”. Read more about Standards for an Internet of Things: A workshop co-organized by EC DG Connect and ETSI, 3-4 July 2014

Jeff John Roberts: The “internet of things” could be great, but first we need a platform to support it

Source: „Much of the potential of IOT will exist only in theory if there is no infrastructure to support the coming stampede of data it will generate. Here are a few ideas of what needs to happen next.
The “internet of things” refers to the idea of turning everyday objects around us into responsive data devices. It’s one of the hottest ideas in tech right now — even if we’re totally lacking the resources

Open World Forum: Call For Paper Take Back Control ! 2014

Open World Forum "is back for a wholly new edition ! It will occur this year on October 30th, 31th and November 1st. Last year's edition was a big success, and we are looking forward to another event with even more talks, more workshops, and more social networking. We need you to make this happen! We encourage you to submit a talk if you have a great story to tell on any of the following topics. Presentations purely promoting a product, solution or a company will not be accepted. Classic and essential subjects as Cloud computing, Data, Internet of Things Read more about Open World Forum: Call For Paper Take Back Control ! 2014

Tam Harbert: On the Internet of Things, Nobody Knows You’re a Dog

Source: „I’ll Find You: A sensor-laden search-and-rescue dog was teamed with a robot and a drone for the SmartAmerica Challenge. What do a dog packing a microprocessor, sensors, and batteries in its harness, a 2-meter-tall robot, and drones have in common? They, along with some 600 humans, attended the SmartAmerica Expo last week at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The expo was the culmination of a SmartAmerica Challenge,

Kevin C. Tofel: Why the internet of things needs a new class of storage and an I.T. evolution

Source: „How much data will the Internet of Things create? A “gazillion” packets that will require new network infrastructure and data storage methods to manage and sift through in real-time. Is your I.T. staff up to the challenge?
As more devices create even more data thanks to sensors, a different approach is needed to manage it. The old ways of storing and sifting through such information will need to evolve and so will the IT staff that manages the data

Alisha Foster: Vanderbilt playing key role in the Internet of Things

Source: „After you finish your morning bowl of cereal, you set out for work. Your fridge notices the milk carton you just put back is almost empty and transmits a message to Amazon, which sends a new carton of your preferred brand to your doorstep right as get you home from work.
Or your mother, who lives alone, falls while trying to change a light bulb and hits her head. Her watch (alternatively, a chip embedded in her body) registers that she is unconscious and alerts emergency

Steven Max Patterson: How the 'Internet of Thing' will become the Internet of Things

Source: ”Qualcomm's Liat Ben Zur spoke of the "Internet of Thing," in the singular case rather than the plural, at the recent MIT Technology Review Digital Summit. She made the point using Google's Nest thermostat that is connected to the cloud, and the cloud to an app to control it. Add another IoT device, add another cloud, and another app and so on. She brought into question IoT device interoperability and the rationale for sending all IoT data through the cloud when the purpose Read more about Steven Max Patterson: How the 'Internet of Thing' will become the Internet of Things

Patrick Thibodeau: U.S. looks to create an 'Internet of Postal Things'

Source: „The Internet has so far delivered mostly bad news to the U.S. Postal Service, but the agency now hopes an emerging Web application -- the Internet of Things -- can help it improve efficiency. The postal service is spending up to $100,000 to investigate how it can utilize low cost sensors and related wireless technologies. The IoT research is closely tied to its ongoing analysis of how it can best use big data technologies.
On Tuesday, the postal service's Office

‘Internet of Things’ Computerize Everything: Olisa

Video. Everything. 

The internet of things is the next big wave of moneymaking capability and technology. 

This is the next big wave. 

If i were capable of being excited in american way, then yes. 

What sort of businesses have you been analyzing? 

It becomes everything to everybody. 

The intent of things -- the internet of things is the time where everything will be a computer. 

You can identify items of clothing. 

I was at a jaguar engine plant yesterday. 

Every tool has an id tag and it is constantly monitored. 
 Read more about ‘Internet of Things’ Computerize Everything: Olisa

Chris Mellor: Internet of Things fridges? Pfft. So how does my milk carton know when it's empty?

Source: "In today's incredible Internet of Stuff Things world, the fridge is going to tell us we need to restock it with more milk and butter. What bunch of nutters thought this idea up? Let's take a patient walk through what a fridge would have to do to accomplish this, and then ask why it would be better than a fridge user's scan every time the fridge door is opened – and whether a regular weekly food shopper would want it, if we even get that far.

John P. Mello Jr.: Godzilla Foreshadows Trouble for Internet of Things

Source: "A San Francisco road sign warning of a "Godzilla Attack" may seem like a relatively harmless prank, but it's likely a sign of much worse things to come. Securing the Internet of Things requires a different mindset, suggested Cisco TRAC manager Seth Hanford, because there are "some very simple things which will not scale securely in a future of myriad embedded devices."The Internet of Things has come under attack by pranksters in recent days. The events could signal tumultuous things to come as

LaMetric – an IoT newcomer

LaMetric – an IoT newcomer. Hi! As an IoT company you should know how hard it's to build a hardware product. We created LaMetric. It's a hackable, stylish, real-time smart display which allows to receive and act on notifications, tasks, workout timers, business metrics, emails, news and more! Please spread the word about LaMetric Kickstarter campaign. Many thanks for your help!

LaMetric: "THE CUSTOMIZABLE SMART TICKER THAT SHOWS WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU IN REAL-TIME Hackable, stylish, real-time smart display: receive and act Read more about LaMetric – an IoT newcomer

Doug Hill: Norbert Wiener and the Internet of Things

"A lot of the talk at the Wiener conference in Boston this month will be centered on the conviction that Wiener’s approach to information theory is finally coming into its own. Science and engineering are bursting today with examples of the sorts of convergences Wiener championed. The Maker movement and the Internet of Things represent the early stages of recognizing the increasingly fluid crossing of boundaries between hardware and software. (O’Reilly Media’s first “Solid” conference last month was dedicated Read more about Doug Hill: Norbert Wiener and the Internet of Things


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