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.

Patrick Gray: 10 things you should know about The Internet of Things

Source: "The Internet of Things appears to be moving from futurist speculation to reality. Here’s a look at what it is, how it’s being used, and what business value it may hold. The Internet of Things (IoT) has gone from university classrooms and near-science fiction to a common topic in boardrooms and product planning sessions. So what are the 10 key things you need to know about the Internet of Things? Read more about Patrick Gray: 10 things you should know about The Internet of Things



Jason Hiner: The Executive's Guide to the Internet of Things (free ebook)

Source: "The Internet of Things, or Machine-to-Machine, is one of the fastest rising topics in technology. Here's what business leaders need to know to potentially take advantage of it. Be prepared for a marketing blitz around Machine-to-Machine (M2M), the Internet of Things (IoT), and the "Industrial Internet" in 2013. Those three are all the same thing, by the way.  Read more about Jason Hiner: The Executive's Guide to the Internet of Things (free ebook)



Samuel Gerald Collins: Does ubiquitous computing change our perception of time

Source: "..what happens when we are in constant, real-time syncopation with the built environment around us? As Seoul moves to ubiquitous computing, the frisson that comes from the confluence of different temporalities would seem to be threatened. After all, the whole point of ubiquitous computing is the adoption of integrative, networked technologies... Read more about Samuel Gerald Collins: Does ubiquitous computing change our perception of time



Workshop IPv6@Gov – 23 & 24 January 2013 – European Commission, Brussels

The IPv6 Observatory, the GEN6 project and the European Commission are jointly organizing an IPv6@Gov Workshop dedicated to the policy dialogue on the IPv6 deployment in  European Union Member States. IPv6 is a cornerstone of the Future Internet. To ensure both business continuity of the European industry and society to get benefits from IPv6 added technologies, Read more about Workshop IPv6@Gov – 23 & 24 January 2013 – European Commission, Brussels



David Kravets: Student Suspended for Refusing to Wear RFID Tracker Loses Lawsuit

Source: "A Texas high school student who claimed her student identification was the “Mark of the Beast” because it was implanted with a radio-frequency identification chip has lost her federal court bid Tuesday challenging her suspension for refusing to wear the card around her neck. Radio-frequency identification devices are a daily part of the electronic age ... Read more about David Kravets: Student Suspended for Refusing to Wear RFID Tracker Loses Lawsuit



Clint Boulton: Internet of Things Consortium and CIO's

Source: "Why should CIOs care? The consumerization of IT, of course. Though the consortium’s companies are building wristwatches and software that allows users to control their TVs from their phones, the foundational technologies and processes these companies create could be used to build enterprise products in the future. And James Canton, who runs the Institute for Global Futures think tank, said that CIOs should pay attention... Read more about Clint Boulton: Internet of Things Consortium and CIO's



Michael Barnett: 'Internet of things' creates data dilemmas

Source: " Can you imagine having to sign in to use your toaster? It’s not such a ridiculous idea, and in the future, internet-connected appliances will present serious questions about how brands provide technology to consumers. In the so-called ‘internet of things’ all sorts of everyday machines will be connected to the web - cars, fridges, ovens, even bins. Far from being science fiction, it is already happening. Read more about Michael Barnett: 'Internet of things' creates data dilemmas



Glen Almendinger, Harbor Research: WLAN Futures: Untapped Innovation Potential

"What does the Internet of Things really mean?  Like the neurons of the brain, or ants in an anthill, the many “nodes” of a network may not be very “smart” in themselves, but if they are networked in a way that allows them to connect effortlessly and interoperate seamlessly, they begin to give rise to complex... Read more about Glen Almendinger, Harbor Research: WLAN Futures: Untapped Innovation Potential



Rob van Kranenburg: Mapping Territory, looking back ten years of Internet of Things

Mapping territory. In Dreams of a Final Theory, Steven Weinberg speaks of the "spooky  ability of mathematicians to anticipate structures that are relevant  to the real world".  This text is about the spooky ability of  designers to do just that, to anticipate structures that are relevant  to the real world, however spooky the real world might become. Read more about Rob van Kranenburg: Mapping Territory, looking back ten years of Internet of Things



Gildas Avoine: December Report of the RFID Security and Privacy Lounge

December Report of the RFID Security and Privacy Lounge. And a reminder that the deadline for the Second International Workshop on Lightweight Cryptography for Security & Privacy (LightSec 2013) - which welcomes submissions related to RFID -- is on January 25th, 2013. NEW REFERENCES ON THE LOUNGE IN DECEMBER: Read more about Gildas Avoine: December Report of the RFID Security and Privacy Lounge



Angela Guess: How the Internet of Things Will Reshape the World in 2013

The first item on Kramer’s list: The internet of things. He writes, “GE CEO Jeff Immelt spoke recently about the arrival of the ‘industrial internet’ – wired machines that can connect with each other. Along with the rise of sensors that can deliver real-time pictures of environmental and other conditions, we are soon to be able to see and understand where and how resources are being used. Read more about Angela Guess: How the Internet of Things Will Reshape the World in 2013



Charles Cooper: The Internet of Things gets a Consortium

Source: "In the never-ending quest to hook up the physical and digital worlds -- as we wait for the world of networked computing to spread beyond the boundaries of computers and smartphones to just about anything -- a new consortium will hold its first meeting this week at CES to compare notes. The so-called Internet of Things Consortium is a nonprofit organization which says its mission is to Read more about Charles Cooper: The Internet of Things gets a Consortium



Rob Soderbery: How Many Things Are Currently Connected To The "Internet of Things" (IoT)?

Source: "This is a topic that is important to us at Cisco. We believe the number of internet connected devices reached 8.7 billion in 2012. There are a number of estimates out there by others, but they are generally in the eight to ten billion range. This number would include traditional computer devices, mobile devices... Read more about Rob Soderbery: How Many Things Are Currently Connected To The "Internet of Things" (IoT)?



Alexander Soule: Local companies work to allow machines to talk to each other

Source: "With the so-called “Internet of things” still early in its evolution, programmers are working on software to help businesses manage myriad devices to exchange information on a machine-to-machine basis. In time, they envision a middleware layer that will make such connections akin to adding a device to a home or corporate network today.... Read more about Alexander Soule: Local companies work to allow machines to talk to each other



2013: The year of the Internet of Things

Source: "The Internet of Things probably already influences your life. And if it doesn’t, it soon will, say computer scientists. Back in 1999, a technologist called Kevin Ashton pointed out that almost all the information available on the internet–a mere 50 petabytes at that time–had been captured or created by humans in the form of text, photos, videos etc. Ashton suggested that this was likely to change in the not too distant future ... Read more about 2013: The year of the Internet of Things



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