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.

Goldman Sachs: IoT primer: The Internet of Things

Source: "Making sense of the next mega-trend
The third wave of the Internet may be the biggest one yet
28 billion reasons to care...
Benchmarking the future: early adopters
The Internet of Things (IoT) is emerging as the third wave in the development of the Internet. The 1990s’ fixed Internet wave connected 1 billion users while the 2000s’ mobile wave connected another 2 billion. The IoT has the potential to connect 10X as many (28 billion) “things” to the Internet by 2020, ranging from bracelets to cars." read the full article

Matt Asay: The Internet Of Things Will Be Huge, And So Will Hadoop

Source: „Big Data challenges all of our assumptions about how data should be stored, processed and analyzed. But that doesn't mean relational databases and other incumbent technologies are slouching toward obsolescence anytime soon.
That's the view of Cloudera co-founder Mike Olson, who recently sat down with Bosch's Dirk Slama to discuss the interplay between the Internet of Things and new data technologies like the distributed-processing framework Hadoop. Slama, who's writing a book on the IoT boom, authors white papers and speaks regularly on the topic. As such, he was the perfect person

The language of the internet of things

Source: „THERE was a time, not long ago, when access to the internet could be gained only through a computer. Now people can get to it using phones, tablets and some games consoles. Increasingly, other devices are becoming internet-linked too, as connectivity is extended to everyday objects such as televisions, radios, watches and cars.
The “internet of things” promises a technological revolution, but for it to work well these things need to speak the same language. Industry, however, tends to adopt common standards—if at all—only after jostling between rival producers with competing systems. It was so for trains, televisions, video recorders, mobile phones and the internet itself.

David Talbot: Networked Home Gadgets Offer Hackers New Opportunities

Source: „Connecting a new appliance to your home’s Wi-Fi network or broadband modem could increase the risk that data such as passwords will be taken from computers in your house. Such is the warning from antivirus company Kaspersky Lab in a forthcoming report on the side effects of more and more home devices being connected to the Internet.
By now most consumers are aware that security is a major problem for their laptops and PCs, says David Jacoby, a security researcher at Kaspersky Lab. 

Shoumen Data: Socio-Economic Disequilibrium Catalyzed by Internet of Things (IoT)

Source: "How will the tapestry of humanity and the ethos of civilization evolve when billions of devices and trillions of sensors with quadrillion end points can connect events in our daily lives to the world around us and monitor our every heart beat or predict the next tsunami?
Do you know the answer to this question: How will the tapestry of humanity and the ethos of civilization evolve when billions of devices and trillions of sensors with quadrillion end points can connect events in our daily lives

Eugene Kim: The Internet Of Things Makes It To The Dinner Table

Source: "Baidu, China’s largest search engine that’s often called the "Google of China," revealed a set of "smart chopsticks" at its annual tech conference Wednesday, according to The Wall Street Journal. The sensor-attached chopsticks, known as kuaisou in Chinese, have the ability to detect the sanitary level of your food, the report said. The chopsticks’ sensors are linked to a smartphone or desktop app that shows whether the food’s contamination level is low or high. It will also be able to show the food’s temperature and calories in the future, the report said.

Chloe Green: The Internet of Things - not just a numbers game

Source: „It's time to stop obsessing over big exciting numbers and get serious about the practicalities of making the connected world work
There is a danger that the Internet of Things will be worn out as a term in intelligent conversation before its true value is achieved
Despite all the talk about the ability of millions of fridges and cars to talk to smart phones and parts-makers, the Internet of Things will not fulfil its potential without addressing some serious challenges. Understandably, commentators and industry-insiders alike are impressed by the potential of the Internet of Things,

Roger Strukhoff: Can the IoT End Violence?

Violence is the great disruptor, the great destroyer of people, nations, and hope. Getting people to consider all options is a prime drive of our research at the Tau Institute, which has data and rankings on the ICT infrastructures and dynamics of 102 nations.

The research ties into my continual study of the IoT as part of my duties as Conference Chair of @CloudExpo & @ThingsExpo, coming up again Nov 4-6 in Santa Clara. But it can be difficult to get companies and individuals seeking new markets, sources, locations, and investments to consider more "dangerous" places.How prescient of Google to see this as well. How inevitable great technological strides may be for all the nations of the world. Read more about Roger Strukhoff: Can the IoT End Violence?

Fraunhofer FOKUS OpenEPC Rel. 5 – A comprehensive running testbed mirroring the operator network

Source: "This is the final video before going towards 5G. In the last 5 years, Fraunhofer FOKUS has developed the OpenEPC toolkit, a software implementation of the 3GPP Evolved Packet Core, a comprehensive test-bed implementation of 2G/3G/4G/WiFi mobile networks and with more than 40 research partners. The final OpenEPC video shows what can be achieved when answering pragmatically the R&D requirements. Read more about Fraunhofer FOKUS OpenEPC Rel. 5 – A comprehensive running testbed mirroring the operator network

RE.WORK: Raffaele Giaffreda on the exciting future of the Internet of Things, and its obstacles

Sophie Curtis (RR.WORK): What is the greatest opportunity in your industry to positively impact business and society?
Raffaele Giaffreda: "From the business side we hear very frequently about the great potential of the Internet of Things ($19 trillion over the next decade according to Cisco and similar figures from many other big consultancy firms). An increasing population (9.3bln by 2050), an aging society (1.5bln of over 65 by 2050), more and more concentrated

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

August Report of the RFID Security and Privacy Lounge  6 references have been put on the lounge this month. You will find the summary below and the complete references on the Lounge.
[01] Debiao He, Neeraj Kumar, Naveen Chilamkurti And Jong-Hyouk Lee.
    Lightweight ECC Based RFID Authentication Integrated with an ID Verifier Transfer Protocol.

Peter Friess: Stakeholders Consultation Workshop - Network Technologies Work Programme 2016-2017

Register. This workshop will bring together experts and stakeholders to refine ideas for future Network Technologies and Internet of Things (IoT) research and innovation that will be part of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017. Save the date and register by 22 September 2014! A consolidated view of the online consultation contributions received during April- June 2014 will be presented

Nick Bostrom: The AI pioneers for the most part did not countenance the possibility that their enterprise might involve risk.

The AI pioneers for the most part did not countenance the possibility that their enterprise might involve risk. (11)  

They gave no lip service -- let alone serious thought -- to any safety concern or ethical qualm related to the creation of artificial minds and potential computer overlords, a lacuna that astonishes even against the backdrop of the era's not-so-impressive standards of critical technology assessment. Read more about Nick Bostrom: The AI pioneers for the most part did not countenance the possibility that their enterprise might involve risk.

Jeff Kaplan: Participate in INetU/THINKstrategies' Cloud & Hosting Customer Service Survey

Please take a few moments to participate in the INetU / THINKstrategies survey regarding the quality of customer service being offered in the Cloud industry today, and we will share our findings with you as a gesture of our appreciation. This survey should only take 3-5 minutes to complete. The first 100 respondents who complete the survey will receive a $25 Best Buy gift card and receive an early sneak peek of the survey results. PLUS, all respondents who complete this survey

Susan Nunziata: Internet Of Things: In Search Of An Architecture

Source: „A variety of factors are holding companies back from embracing the Internet of Things. Though Gartner predicts there will be 26 billion IoT devices worldwide by 2020, concerns about data ownership, questionable data quality, inadequate network coverage, and integration with business applications are among the IoT roadblocks.
The biggest IoT challenge, according to Professor Sanjay Sarma of MIT, is the lack of an overarching architecture


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