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.

Jeffrey Thompson: Why the Internet of Things is ready now.

Source: „You are driving home when you receive an alert from your printer to pick up some ink, since it is running out. While picking up the printer ink, you receive an alert from your wine cellar to pick up that pinot noir, because it is on sale at the store across the street and it would go well with your dinner selection for this weekend’s dinner party. All of this would take place because you have a smart printer, several sensors in your house, one of which is located in your cellar, and they all have access to your calendar as well as your location in real time via your smartphone. Read more about Jeffrey Thompson: Why the Internet of Things is ready now.



Larry Page: „Eventually you'll have an implant, where if you think about a fact, it will just tell you the answer."

In a patent application made public in November, Google's (GOOG) Motorola Mobility branch proposed an "electronic skin tattoo" for the throat -- with a built-in microphone, battery and wireless transceiver -- that would let someone operate other devices via voice commands.When asked, Google said it often seeks patents on employee brainstorms and that, while "some of those ideas later mature into real products or services, some don't." Read more about Larry Page: „Eventually you'll have an implant, where if you think about a fact, it will just tell you the answer."



designswarm: A very merry internet of things Christmas

 
Source: "It’s that time of the year where people try to connect their Christmas lights to the internet.
 
 
This used to be a rather maker-based endeavour but it’s taken on new heights with the past year’s corporate interest in the topic.
 
 
So here are the top 5 connected Christmas lights projects."


Connected Cars in IoT can have all kinds of meanings:

Parking Panda: "Cars have been at the forefront of the sharing economy since Uber launched. But did you know you can become micro-entrepreneur by selling the unused space in your driveway? Nick Miller launched Parking Panda in Baltimore in 2011 as a matchmaker app for empty parking spaces and drivers who need places to park. Initially, the company used a peer-to-peer model, allowing people to sell driveway space. Now it’s grown to include unused spaces in privately owned garages in more than 25 cities across the U.S. Read more about Connected Cars in IoT can have all kinds of meanings:



Patrick Harding: But just what does a thing having an identity mean?

Source: "Things would have no problem remembering passwords like "jH6Gf!e6Bf@." But even for things, passwords are less than ideal. It is easy enough to say that, in the Internet of Things, things will have identities. (It must be easy because every identity management vendor appears to be saying it). Toothbrushes, toasters, jet engines, HVAC units -- each will all have an identity. But just what does a thing having an identity mean? To explore that, let’s think about what having an online identity means for ourselves. Read more about Patrick Harding: But just what does a thing having an identity mean?



Internet of Things Meetup in Ghent starting January 17, aligned with sociotal.eu

This group wants to flush out Internet of Things projects in Ghent, Antwerp, Leuven and Brussels in order to create synergies and interoperability of levels of infrastructure. It also wants to bring in endusers into this process. It is aligned with the FP 7 Project Sociotal.eu that is aiming at building an ecosystem of citizen centric services. Its pilot cities are Novi Sad and (Smart) Santander. There are three main groups of stakeholders in the Sociotal.eu project that we want to reach:


Stefano Polidori: ITU Workshop on Internet of Things

The ITU is organizing a Workshop on “Internet of Things – Trends and Challenges in Standardization” in Geneva, Switzerland, on 18 February 2014. The workshop will be collocated with the IoT Global Standards Initiative (IoT-GSI), 19-25 February 2014. The key objectives of the workshop are to assemble IoT experts from industry, government and academia, and to explore the status of various standards initiatives in IoT and machine-to-machine communications (M2M) at ITU as well as other standards developing organizations (SDOs). Read more about Stefano Polidori: ITU Workshop on Internet of Things



Iot Forum: IoT Week 2014, London June 16-20

The IoT Forum is delighted to announce that next year’s IoT Week will be hosted in London between Monday 16th June and Friday 20th June at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel located in the heart of the city. IoT Week originated in European IoT Research Cluster to become the pre-eminent event attracting industry and academia from around the world. Building on the successes of Helsinki, Venice and Barcelona, next year’s event continues the journey, bringing focus to the emerging opportunities Read more about Iot Forum: IoT Week 2014, London June 16-20



Thorsten Kramp, Rob van Kranenburg, Sebastian Lange: Introduction to the Internet of Things

Source: "The expression “Internet of Things” (IoT), coined back in 1999 by Kevin Ashton, the British technology pioneer who cofounded the Auto-ID Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is becoming more and more mainstream. In opening the IoT Week 2013 with a pre-recorded video message, Ashton insisted on the realization that IoT is here now; it is not the future but the present. While Gartner identifies IoT as one of the top ten strategic technology trends, Cisco forecasts Read more about Thorsten Kramp, Rob van Kranenburg, Sebastian Lange: Introduction to the Internet of Things



Tom McKay: What is the "Internet Of Things?"

Source: ...."But should we want it? Corporations and technology evangelists approach the world as a discrete set of problems that can be solved in maximally efficient, convenient ways, and these successes will come with a variety of trade-offs. In these hyper-connected systems, the gatekeepers hold all the power.

How comfortable would consumers be, for example, with granting Google and Facebook access to minute details of their day-to-day interactions with everyday objects? How secure will these systems be from prying eyes? Read more about Tom McKay: What is the "Internet Of Things?"



Bosch establishes internet-of-things unit

Source: "Robert Bosch, which has been driving the internet-of-things trend, is establishing a separate unit to make devices and objects talk to each other. The company, Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions, will build compact electronic products and provide software designed to achieve connectivity across a broad range of applications. The company will focus in first instance on sensor-based applications for intelligently networked homes, but activities will also extend to traffic, transportation and logistics. Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner said in a press release Read more about Bosch establishes internet-of-things unit



Jerome Nadel: Internet of Things Hype Needs a Healthy Dose of Design Thinking

Source: "When the talk of the Internet of Things (IoT) began getting serious attention last decade it was based on the realization that processing, storage, bandwidth and connectivity were becoming so small and cheap that almost anything could be a connected device. Putting functionality in appliances to enable machine-based transactions to occur suddenly seemed possible and the potential applications of connected devices were endless. Read more about Jerome Nadel: Internet of Things Hype Needs a Healthy Dose of Design Thinking



The 5th Annual Internet of Things European Summit

Now in its fifth year, the Internet of Things European Summit is the leading event focusing on the current policy and industry developments affecting the field of the Internet of Things. The event brings together leading industry stakeholders, including large telcos, hardware manufacturers, software developers, cloud providers, entrepreneurs, consumer advocates and the key decision makers to explore the current IoT ecosystem in Europe, and addresses the impact that IoT will have on European society. Read more about The 5th Annual Internet of Things European Summit



The idea, says Haque, is "to build many-to-many relationships" between the devices on the Internet of Things and the people who use them.

Source: "Launched last week, Thingful.net, created by technology firm Umbrellium, is a map-based interface that aims to unlock the potential of all that chatter. Whereas other Internet of Things sites often focus on the stories of individual items, or providing large datasets, Thingful collates information from numerous external Read more about The idea, says Haque, is "to build many-to-many relationships" between the devices on the Internet of Things and the people who use them.



Center for Data Innovation: on IoT: Reduce barriers to data sharing

Daniel Castro & Jordan Misra November 2013: The “Internet of Things” refers to the concept that the Internet is no longer just a global network for people to communicate with one another using computers, but it is also a platform for devices to communicate electronically with the world around them. The result is a world that is alive with information as data flows from one device to another and is shared and reused for a multitude of purposes. Harnessing the potential of all of this data Read more about Center for Data Innovation: on IoT: Reduce barriers to data sharing



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