Lynn Walford: Goldman Sachs – Bullish on Connected Cars with Internet of Things

Goldman Sachs is bullish on connected cars with Internet of Things connections to the world. Using current research available, the company predicts new connected car technology in the future. The numbers reveal trends in the future of mobility for intelligent traffic systems, self-driving autonomous cars and automotive mobility services.

Chuck Martin: Negative Options Rule In The Internet Of Things

In addition to so many other transformations, the Internet of Things is going to convert the consumer’s daily world to one of negative options.

Technology will allow marketers to create messaging and advertising well in advance of a consumer realizing they need such information or persuasion.

People most know negative options from the age-old credit card feature that will regularly bill you for something until you consciously and actively tell them to stop.

The Internet of Things is all about the negative option.

Lee Vinsel & Andrew Russell: Hail the maintainers

Capitalism excels at innovation but is failing at maintenance, and for most lives it is maintenance that matters more

Innovation is a dominant ideology of our era, embraced in America by Silicon Valley, Wall Street, and the Washington DC political elite. As the pursuit of innovation has inspired technologists and capitalists, it has also provoked critics who suspect that the peddlers of innovation radically overvalue innovation. What happens after innovation, they argue, is more important.

Dave Stevens: Forget the Smart City, time to think about the smart Smart Citizen

By 2050, it’s expected that nearly 80% of South Africans will be living in urban areas. This massive acceleration in rural-to-urban migration was highlighted recently by Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister Andries Nel*.

For South Africa’s cities, this influx brings new opportunities, but also a host of new challenges. To serve increasing numbers of inhabitants, cities will need to become more efficient with their service delivery and more engaging with citizens.

John Hauer: The funny things happening on the way to singularity

People often ask me about the impact of 3D printing on jobs. Will the technology be a job creator or destroyer? The short answer is, it will take more jobs than it makes — and 3D printing is not alone.

Technology will eventually make work obsolete. Our big problems are going to be figuring out how to survive the transition, then figuring out what to do with all that free time.

Colm Gorey: IoT Day: A timeline of how IoT is changing the world (infographic)

To mark Internet of Things Day (IoT Day), RS Components takes a look at how it envisions IoT will change people’s lives for the better.

IoT Day has been around since 2011 as a worldwide event bringing together makers, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and citizens to discuss, design and develop the emerging IoT, but even in the five years since, an awful lot has changed in the industry.

MIT Professional Education: MIT Professional Education announces new online course on the Internet of Things

MIT Professional Education has announced the introduction of a new online course, Internet of Things: Roadmap to a Connected World. Making its debut on April 12, this first-of-its-kind digital course will teach key IoT concepts including identification, sensors, localization, wireless protocols, data storage, and security. Designed for technical professionals across all industries, the innovative, six-week course examines new IoT research, architectures, and applications.

Robert Metzger, Robert Joseph O'Donnell: Internet of Things: When cyberattacks have physical effects

New risks accompany the Internet of Things (IoT). Software attacks that produce physical effects are especially troubling.

Take the Bowman Avenue Dam attack, as an example. On March 24, 2016, the Department of Justice announced charges against an Iranian hacker who mounted a cyber-physical attack upon the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems of the Bowman Dam, in Rye, New York.

CloudTweaks: Internet of Things Day

This Saturday 9th April, it’s global Internet of Things day. A day where people around the world come together at events to talk about and debate the future and what the Internet of Things means for us all. 

What does the future hold for us? Well here are just a couple of areas that we can see changing in the coming years.


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