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.

Chris Price: The future of the internet: decision-making devices

Source: “While we still think of the internet as a medium by which we can communicate with each other, via email, social media or instant messaging, the reality is there are now more machines connected to the internet than people. Known as the Internet of Things, this phenomenon isn’t new. The internet was invented to connect computers and devices, partly to ensure communications could continue in a nuclear war. But in the past few years the trend has continued unabated. According to the networking multinational Cisco, the number of “things” (as opposed to people) connected to the internet exceeded

Michael Pilgrim: 2015: predictions for the year ahead

Source: “Welcome to The Telegraph 2015 hub, produced with our advertising partner Invesco Perpetual. Inside, you’ll find forecasts for the next year and beyond from The Telegraph’s top writers and commentators. Where will people invest next year? Are markets in Britain and around the world headed up or down? Are the conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East likely to be resolved? What will be the most popular films, books and television programmes in 2015? What will be the greatest sporting moments? And, most importantly perhaps, what will we be wearing?
In this most crucial year in Britain,

John Curran: Five Big Things To Watch At CES 2015

Source: “You have probably been hearing quite a bit in recent months about the Internet of Things coalescing into a major high tech business opportunity. You are likely to hear a lot more about this during the upcoming 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Internet of Things converges intelligent products and services that communicate with each other, and with people, over global networks. As a market, it has arrived. And now it is ready for prime time exposure at CES, one of the world’s largest high tech events every year.
The range of high-tech devices is exploding,

Judith Aparri: CES 2015: The Internet of Things and a Lot More

Source: “CES 2015 set on Jan. 5, will be about the Internet of Things and a lot more. Samsung Electronics sends invites to listen to the keynote of CEO and President BK Yoon about how the IoT will change lives and revolutionize the industry. The Consumer Electronics Show is a tech calendar event that mostly sets the innovation tone for the next year. The upcoming CES will be at the Venetian in Las Vegas and will last until Jan. 9.
The annual event for the good and the great of the tech world gather Las Vegas to present their most recent inventions, with something for everyone.

Chanelle Bessette: The Internet of Things, explained

Source: “You walk up to your front door, and it unlocks as it recognizes the key fob in your pocket. It’s cold outside, but the air on the other side of your threshold is a toasty 74 degrees because the thermostat fired up your furnace the instant you (your phone, more accurately) crossed the 20-mile geofence you drew around your home. As the door swings open, your recessed lighting illuminates your path to the kitchen, everyone’s first destination when arriving home after a long day at work. A glance at an app on your phone, linked to the fitness tracker on your wrist, shows your daily calorie quota will accommodate a glass of wine with dinner. Read more about Chanelle Bessette: The Internet of Things, explained

Pranay Prakash: 2014 – Year of the Internet of Things (IoT)

Source: “As billions of devices are getting connected to the internet and being managed remotely, there are a lot of use cases that are emerging to make our daily lives better. For example, now you can easily turn-off/on your porch/patio light from your smartphone automatically from your office when it is dark, or control the temperature of your home remotely through your ‘Phablet’. This simple phenomenon is part of something called “Internet of Things (IoT)’ and is one of the highest trending topics of today. In a 2012 study done for Oracle, Beecham Research identified several verticals that could benefit Read more about Pranay Prakash: 2014 – Year of the Internet of Things (IoT)

Chethan Kumar: Internet of Things may soon be in college curriculum

Source: “Engineering and PhD students across the country will soon have curriculums on the Internet of Things (IoT), described as the future of civilization, if the Centre's recent draft policy on it is implemented. The department of electronics and information technology (DeitY), which brought out the draft policy in October, has recommended this and also six-week certificate courses and two-week training programmes in IoT. "We must set up norms for accreditation of all such courses relating to IoT," the policy reads, adding that a young faculty chair at five IITs be created with a funding of Rs 4.5 crore for five years.”

Michael del Castillo: Surprise! Bitcoin ATM has Intel inside at Internet of Things roadshow

Source: “I n a little-publicized event at the end of November, Intel gave away its Internet of Things Developer Kits to the first 100 attendees of their IoT Roadshow in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
By the end of the two-day event, one of the teams built what may be the first ever bitcoin ATM with Intel inside. Earlier this week video of that machine was posted to YouTube.
"An Intel IoT Roadshow was successfully held in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Jenny Kvaskova: The Internet Of Things – Overhyped And Premature Or An Area Of Opportunity?

Source: “The Internet of Things (or IoT) is the talk of the tech community and brands, from Silicon Valley to Silicon Roundabout. Put simply, it’s about devices connecting and communicating relentlessly with each other. From fridges and washing machines to smoke alarms and TVs, you name it – it’s all getting connected and soon enough you too will be using smartphones, tablets and voice control features to communicate with your devices.
Why is it important? According to Gartner, by 2020 there’ll be 26 billion

DK_Matai: How to Prepare for the Super Convergence: the Bio-Info-Nano Singularity?

Source: “More than a century ago, in 1900, Lord Kelvin famously stated, "There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement." Five years later, Albert Einstein published his paper on special relativity, which challenged the very simple set of rules laid down by Newtonian mechanics, which had been used to describe force and motion for more than two hundred years. Information and communication technologies -- of all kinds -- double their power measured in terms of price performance, capacity and bandwidth almost every year. As a result, we are.

JP de Vooght: Citizen Sensing: Soldering Iron or Wallet?

Source: “Before I start, let me just say I am not particularly focused on air quality when it comes to citizen sensing. I believe citizen sensing can be applied to a number of questions including biodiversity, land usage, energy or waste. It just so happens that I had picked air quality back in 2010 when I took my course on Sustainable Development as an example to show what citizen sensing was all about.
As 2014 comes to an end and my last post dates back to 6 months ago, I thought it would be nice to revisit some air quality projects. I tracked a variety of projects - commercial, research and community - for outdoor and indoor in urban ecosystems. Read more about JP de Vooght: Citizen Sensing: Soldering Iron or Wallet?

John Soldatos: Simplifying the IoT Landscape (VITAL Newsletter)

Source: "The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing our everyday lives, not only in how we think about technology, but how we go about our personal activities and professional tasks and how we make social interactions.
IoT is the network of devices that are connected via the internet and organised in clusters, with software interfaces for exchanging information with other devices or users. In this way they form a smart organisation of objects that can communicate identifying data and activities. IoT applications have developed on multiple architectures, standards and platforms,

Hope King and John Greenough: Why Businesses And Cities Will Be The Largest Adopters Of The 'Internet of Things'

Source: “In a few years, the Internet of Things will become the largest device market in the world. The Internet of Things or IoT is often associated with home automation products like Philips Hue light bulbs or the Nest Thermostat. But we expect the majority of growth to come from less glamorous devices and sensors that will be used by businesses and cities to monitor and control technology systems remotely.
This short video summarizes our in-depth October 2014 Internet of Things

Chris Pedigo: The Internet of Things Must Be Built on a Foundation of Trust

Source: “Earlier this month, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) released its "10 Policy Principles for Unlocking the Potential of the Internet of Things." The Report touts the enormous potential for a connected world.
Unfortunately, it misses the vital point that industry needs to do more to build transparency and choice around data collection. Rather than call for privacy and data control standards, the principles propose things like minimizing regulatory costs of data collection and making it easier to share and reuse data.

Giulio Coraggio: Top 5 Internet of Things predictions for 2015

Source: "Internet of Things has been the centre of the attention of the global market during 2014 and everyone is curious to see what will happen in 2015:
  • 1. Big data will evolve in the Internet of Things
  • 2. Internet of Things will become a “must” for Governments
  • 3. Fashion and wearable technologies will be strongly linked
  • 4. Security will become the No.1 priority for companies
  • 5. Connected cars will change our way of driving


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