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.

Ovidiu Vermesan: forces and numbers driving growth in the consumer Internet of Things

A new report from BI Intelligence, examines the forces and numbers driving growth in the consumer Internet of Things or IoT, including the mind-boggling numbers for total market size. The report also looks at the enterprise market for the Internet of Things. Here are some of top findings:
·         Defining the Internet of Things: It’s helpful to think about IoT devices as a new device category layer... Read more about Ovidiu Vermesan: forces and numbers driving growth in the consumer Internet of Things



John Soldatos: stakeholder's requirements regarding IoT-empowered services in Smart Cities.

In the scope of the FP7 VITAL project, we are currently working on elicitiation and analysis of stakeholder's requirements regarding IoT-empowered services in Smart Cities.

It would greatly help us if you could spend five minutes (5') of your precious time to give us your feedback by filling a questionnaire. In particular: Read more about John Soldatos: stakeholder's requirements regarding IoT-empowered services in Smart Cities.



Sanford Klausner: CoreTalk has developed architecture for the Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure.

Sanford Klausner: "CoreTalk has developed architecture for for the Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure. The current Internet has significant deficiencies that need to be addressed before it can overcome the interoperability challenge of interconnecting 100 billion devices. It is extremely difficult to address these issues using evolutionary approaches." Read more about Sanford Klausner: CoreTalk has developed architecture for the Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure.



Daniel Robinson: The Internet of Things will be more like a can of worms

"Much has been written about the concept of the Internet of Things lately... Just how all of this is supposed to work is noticeably absent from any discussion of the Internet of Things..Anyone who has tried to pair up a Bluetooth peripheral to a computer or phone, or who has utterly failed to get their computer to stream video to their wireless-enabled TV, will know that getting two or more devices talking to each other can be a frustrating and time-consuming process.” Read more about Daniel Robinson: The Internet of Things will be more like a can of worms



Brian Fung: Here’s the scariest part about the Internet of Things

Source: "Ten years ago, the word "smartphone" didn't exist. By necessity, neither did the word "dumbphone." In a decade, we might talk about all of our appliances in similar ways. ..."It's not just that the consumers don't understand the technology," said Jeff Hagins, co-founder of SmartThings, at a Federal Trade Commission workshop Tuesday. "It's also that the people building it don't understand it." Hagins added, hypothetically: "Just because I know how to write PHP doesn't mean I understand.. Read more about Brian Fung: Here’s the scariest part about the Internet of Things



Don Clark: Qualcomm Steps Up Attack on Internet of Things

Source: “The San Diego-based company, in news pegged to an analyst meeting in New York Wednesday, is introducing an unusual chip line that combines communications functions–including Wi-Fi, and the ability to send data down power lines–with a substantial amount of computing capability. Amir Faintuch, president of the unit known as Qualcomm Atheros, said the hybrid chips will let relatively simple devices like home gateways, routers and media servers do much more than they do now. Read more about Don Clark: Qualcomm Steps Up Attack on Internet of Things



fourth issue of AR[t]. Augmented Reality, art and technology

The AR Lab is very pleased and proud to announce  the Lab’s fourth issue of AR[t]. Augmented Reality, art and technology. AR[t] is an inspiring magazine series for the emerging AR community in and outside The Netherlands. The magazine is run by a small and dedicated team of researchers, artists and lecturers of the AR Lab , based at the Royal Academy of Arts The Hague,  Delft University of Technology and Leiden University. In AR[t], we share our interest in Augmented Reality (AR), discuss its applications in the arts... Read more about fourth issue of AR[t]. Augmented Reality, art and technology



Paul Rako: The Internet of things (IoT) will enable profound improvements in productivity

Source: "Bob Dible is an engineer that now works on his family farm in Kansas. He describes the technological strides made in agriculture. “We generate GPS (global positioning system) yield maps using data from the combine as it harvests. That helps us determine what nutrients are needed the next season at various parts of our 4-square-mile farm. We then program those different nutrient mixes and locations... Read more about Paul Rako: The Internet of things (IoT) will enable profound improvements in productivity



Jason Corsello: What the Internet Of Things Will Bring to the Workplace

Source: "We all live in a world dominated by networked devices — not just smartphones, but also smart coffee pots, thermostats, vacuum cleaners, running shoes, wrist bands, even smart Coke machines. That new world — the Internet of Things, as it’s been coined, or machine-to-machine (M2M) technology — will soon be permeating the workplace, and we’re not just talking about Google Glass...So how might the workplace “Internet of Things” take shape in the years to come? Read more about Jason Corsello: What the Internet Of Things Will Bring to the Workplace



Dan Tynan: The Internet of Things is a big deal

Source: "Hear that? It’s the sound of all our smart devices, chattering away to each other just below the threshold of consciousness.
As I walk between my desk and the snack machine (for the second time this morning), the Jawbone Up on my wrist is quietly counting my footsteps, the better to chide me later for not getting enough exercise. At home, my Nest Thermometer is monitoring my movements and learning my habits to ensure I don’t waste electricity and money heating an empty house. Read more about Dan Tynan: The Internet of Things is a big deal



Harbor Research: Has Anyone Seen A Real Internet of Things Ecosystem?

Source: "Smart Systems and the Internet of Things is real and many, if not most, of its silicon, software, and network pieces are finally beginning to fall into place.  But creative business development among technology developers has not kept pace with their technology innovations. The tech tools may be 21st century, but the business thinking of the tool “creators” has too often remained in the 20th. Yet, despite considerable progress in many areas... Read more about Harbor Research: Has Anyone Seen A Real Internet of Things Ecosystem?



Daniel Castro: Thirty (Plus) Ways The Internet of Things is Changing The World

Source: "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. Read more about Daniel Castro: Thirty (Plus) Ways The Internet of Things is Changing The World



Krystal Temple: Intel Forms Group to Accelerate Internet of Things Market

Source: "Intel has created a new organization to accelerate and broaden its reach into market segments and applications commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT). Called the IoT Solutions Group, this new organization will include the Intelligent Systems Group and Wind River organizations, bringing together the intelligent systems hardware, software, services and platform elements together into one organization. This is the next step in the company’s ongoing Read more about Krystal Temple: Intel Forms Group to Accelerate Internet of Things Market



Robert X. Cringely: Welcome to the Internet of things. Please check your privacy at the door

Source: "Your smart devices are talking about you, and they have a lot to say. This time, opting out may not be an option. Ever get the feeling all those smart devices you own are talking about you behind your back? There was a time when you'd be considered paranoid if not wholly delusional.

Now you're just part of the so-called Internet of things. Like it or not, the IoT is already here. You can either get on the IoT bus Read more about Robert X. Cringely: Welcome to the Internet of things. Please check your privacy at the door



Paul Wallbank: Is Australia ready for the Internet of Things?

Source: Australia is falling behind in the global technology stakes, with the inability of our political and business leaders to invest and collaborate costing us dearly in the connected global marketplace. While we flounder with our broadband options, the global market is getting more connected than ever before. The cloud computing, mobility and Big Data trends have already forced businesses to rethink their strategies. But are they ready for what lies ahead? Read more about Paul Wallbank: Is Australia ready for the Internet of Things?



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