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.

Bobby Campbel: Internet of Things' has the potential to change everything

Source: "The new catchphrase of innovation is "Internet of Things." If we're always connected, then the Internet of Things is what we're always connected to. It's all those devices that are collecting huge amounts of data on you and the people around you and then sending it into the cloud. That includes many of those toys that are on your Christmas list this year, such as Fitbit, Jawbone, Google Glass and smart..


Rob Bamforth: Internet of Things, SCADA, IPv6 and social networking

Source: "Were small devices and sensors ever connected before the term the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) was coined? Sure they were, especially in industrial applications, where the term SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) sums up what all of this is really about—information flow and control. This comes from the 1960s, when computing was much more standalone—i.e. precious little in the way of interconnected networks... Read more about Rob Bamforth: Internet of Things, SCADA, IPv6 and social networking



Smarter Oil And Landslide Predicting: Here's How The Internet Of Things Is Changing The World

Source: "While one could debate the extent to which oil and gas extraction should still be happening, it still is. And Moscow-based company STEK has found a way to make it smarter. Winner of SmartCamp’s Moscow regional finals, STEK combines IT, sensors, and smart electricity meters to create a new, more energy-efficient way of controlling underground oil pumps. Read more about Smarter Oil And Landslide Predicting: Here's How The Internet Of Things Is Changing The World



Jonathan Brandon: Thingful aims to be the Google of the Internet of Things

Source: "Thingful wants to be the world’s index for M2M sensors, bringing order to largely heterogeneous systems and platforms. With over 30 billion IP-connected devices and sensors projected to be in operation by 2020, according to ABI Research, the tech world is positioning the Internet of Things to be one of the biggest drivers of innovation since the steam engine. But much like the evolution of the internet.... Read more about Jonathan Brandon: Thingful aims to be the Google of the Internet of Things



Umbrellium launches Thingful, a discoverability engine for The Public Internet of Things

Thingful is a discoverability engine for The Public Internet of Things, providing a geographical index of where things are, who owns them, and how and why they are used.
Today, millions of people and organisations around the world already have and use connected 'things', ranging from energy monitors, weather stations and pollution sensors Read more about Umbrellium launches Thingful, a discoverability engine for The Public Internet of Things



Hannah Breeze: Gartner Predicts Internet of Things Explosion

As product designers dream up ways to exploit the inherent connectivity that will be offered in intelligent products, we expect the variety of devices offered to explode.

Gartner added the Internet of Things will facilitate new business models based on real-time data and could be particularly popular in the health and fitness industry as well as the medical and banking sector Read more about Hannah Breeze: Gartner Predicts Internet of Things Explosion



Near Now announce Joey Holder and Lisa Ma for Internet of Growing Things Residency

Source: " Broadway and Near Now have invited Joey Holder and Lisa Ma to work in collaboration, developing new work focused on food and future agri-cultures as part of a new research residency, Internet of Growing Things; analogising global food systems and industrial agriculture as a complex web of relationships between animals, vegetables, minerals and other unclassifiable typologies. Read more about Near Now announce Joey Holder and Lisa Ma for Internet of Growing Things Residency



Katherine Albrecht named Associate Editor of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine

Source: "Well-known privacy and security expert Dr. Katherine Albrecht has been selected as Associate Editor of the prestigious Technology and Society Magazine of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). She is best known for educating the public about the privacy downsides of cloud-based Internet services, consumer loyalty shopper cards, and radio frequency identification (RFID). Read more about Katherine Albrecht named Associate Editor of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine



Andy Patrizio: Bluetooth gets updated for the Internet of Things

Source: "The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) last week announced the Bluetooth 4.1 spec, which prepares the wireless format for the Internet of Things (IoT) by laying the groundwork for IP-based connections, along with better connectivity and larger data transfers.
The 4.1 update focuses primarily on usability concerns. Up to now, Bluetooth has existed somewhat in its own realm and never needed to work with other protocols. Read more about Andy Patrizio: Bluetooth gets updated for the Internet of Things



Claire Swedberg: Marshall University Researchers Foresee a 'Perfect Storm' for RFID in Health Care

Source: "The health-care industry is poised to undergo significant changes related to information sharing and supply chain management, at the same time that the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—also known as Obamacare—is expected to swell the volume of patients that hospitals and clinics manage on a daily basis. With these changes taking place, RFID promises to be a benefit to the health-care sector... Read more about Claire Swedberg: Marshall University Researchers Foresee a 'Perfect Storm' for RFID in Health Care



J. O'Dell: Jim Zemlin: “There have been attempts to solve it or around standardizations. But the code really talks here. …

Source: "The Internet of things is coming on faster than ever, thanks to a new, huge alliance. Qualcomm, LG, the Linux Foundation, and a whole team of heavy-hitters in the Internet of things world are coming together and forming an alliance. Thrilling Star Wars terminology aside, the AllSeen Alliance, as it’s called, will take on the monumental, Read more about J. O'Dell: Jim Zemlin: “There have been attempts to solve it or around standardizations. But the code really talks here. …



Randy Kennedy: museums can be places for creative thinking in ways we don’t normally expect.

Ms. Phillips said she anticipated criticism from people who would question why a museum would want to be involved in nurturing businesses, but she added: “I think our notion of the art world as formed by New York City is a very limited concept. And I think museums can be places for creative thinking in ways we don’t normally expect. In the most basic way, this will be like what artists... Read more about Randy Kennedy: museums can be places for creative thinking in ways we don’t normally expect.



Nancy Scola: The Messy Taxonomy of “Civic Tech”

Source:..."There isn’t a common definition of civic tech," says Jon Sotsky, director of strategy and assessment at the Knight Foundation. So the researchers began by seeding the study with a few groups and companies that they considered core to the field. From there they used media mentions and investment data to build out a map of related organizations. Adds Mayur Patel, vice president for strategy and assessment at Knight, "“we tried to make a distinction between resident-driven peer-to-peer, Read more about Nancy Scola: The Messy Taxonomy of “Civic Tech”



INEX advisors: Unclear ROI and insufficient ROI are two of the top 10 barriers to deployment of IOT

Source: "Unclear ROI and insufficient ROI are two of the top 10 barriers to deployment of IOT – and this is from experienced investigators and deployers.  And even when one of the most experienced guys in the space takes it on, it is not that simple.
But take another look at that chart and you may see a number of other line item barriers that have implications for training, Read more about INEX advisors: Unclear ROI and insufficient ROI are two of the top 10 barriers to deployment of IOT



Dan Hill: the city as public good

Source... "Might we enable patterns of living that recognise that cities, as the richest expression of the diversity and dynamism of human culture, thrive on the very unpredictability and inefficiency of citizens, that the city is in itself a form of resistance to steady state systems and refuses to settle on “natural equilibriums”, that it can nonetheless be guided and shaped by shared governance cultures based on its incompleteness, openness and sense of possibility, and recognition that it is a process, not an accretion of infrastructure?
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