For the past fifty years or so, technology has followed a fairly predictable path. We squeeze more transistors onto silicon wafers, which makes chips more powerful and devices smaller. Manual processes become automated, productivity increases and life gets better. Rinse and repeat.
Today, we’re at an inflection point and that predictable path to progress will soon be closed off. What lies ahead is a period of extreme disruption in which most of what we’ve come to expect from technology is becoming undone. What replaces it will be truly new and different.
"Neither humans nor technology can optimally solve problems on their own," says Ramesh Ratan, CEO of Bell and Howell. "It’s the interplay between human judgment and technical data that combine to enhance operations."- Bell and Howell
“Machines will never replace human instinct, intuition and interaction." - Ramesh Ratan
Survival is based on instinct. While this is true for people, it’s also true for companies.
AT a plant in suburban Shanghai, machines press metal sheets into the shape of car body panels, hoods and doors. Auto parts carried by conveyor belts arrive soundlessly under giant robotic arms which will weld them into place on the frame. Finished cars are then moved to a painting room, where each vehicle is sprayed with the color specified in the buyer’s order.
All this welding, assembling and painting is done in a pitch-black environment, with not a single worker on the factory floor.
The last article described a hypermedia architecture and content format. This is an update on the investigation into the use of REST and hypermedia architectural style for "Internet of Things" connected products and services.
As with the WWW, the IoT can benefit from the scalability, evolvability, interoperability, and other architectural qualities of the WWW.
When it comes to grabbing headlines with visions of the future, few can beat entrepreneur and inventor Elon Musk. He’s behind SpaceX, the rocket company that he sees as a vehicle to his dream of colonising Mars.
Better known, perhaps, are his Tesla electric cars, an increasingly common sight in the US and here in the UK.
Amazon Dash buttons made their debut last year as an almost absurdly easy way of reordering specific brand items for home delivery. Get your laundry detergent from Amazon? Just stick a Tide button up on your washer and give it a tap to re-order whenever you're running low.
Every day I wonder about how fast and how wide digital connectivity is sinking in. How is this possible? The only logical explanation I can relate to is this one. From early on, let’s say a few thousand years we are used to living in tribes of 40-50 people. One or two of those, the manic ones, go out and bring back new stuff. There were kings and soldiers, priests and shamans. And there was a group of makers, a large group that worked with whatever they were brought and they tuned that to the old and emergent needs of the group. Only two people did ‘innovation’.
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Sometimes the wheels can just come off this whole internet of things... thing. When cameras are talking to the cloud, there's room for them to make mistakes, and these devices are filming pieces of your private life so that can belittle worrisome. Unfortunately, some owners of the Ring Doorbell Pro recently experienced just this sort of mixup when the "smart" system showed them video of visitors outside — only it wasn't their own home that the feed was coming from. They were getting video from other Ring users.
Intel paid roughly $25 million last year to bring in Qualcomm's former copresident, Venkata "Murthy" Renduchintala.
It was a big move given Renduchintala's decades of experience, but also a shocker since Intel rarely hires top execs from the outside.
And in just about six months, Renduchintala has clearly established himself as the No. 2 person at Intel. His influence at the company was strengthened when CEO Brian Krzanich essentially handed him the keys to making some of the most important decisions over Intel's $1.2 billion reorganization plan.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly as businesses deploy millions of devices that collect and exchange data. In order to aggregate and make sense of all this data, most businesses rely on a third-party company to provide a cloud platform. Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Microsoft and Google -- the Alphabet subsidiary -- all have their own IoT platforms, as do smaller providers like Salesforce (NYSE:CRM).
...Interaction design scholars, especially those with tenure, should be making public critiques of overarching directions in the “techonomy,” not merely out of a kind of civic duty that comes with the privilege of their tenured expertise, but also because the very expertise that their discipline cultivates depends on these critiques.