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.

Nora O'Murchú: Openhere

Openhere 3D printed goods, cryptocurrencies, digital sharing – just some of the disruptive online practices and technologies that are transforming and reshaping our economy. These innovative technologies have impacted the market, enabling new business models, evolving market conditions and transforming economic and social landscapes. However, the commodification and commercial adoption of these disruptive technologies has also raised concerns and questions in terms of access, control and sustainability. How can we develop these practices to not only support a digital commons, but also to support more equitable and sustainable worlds? Read more about Nora O'Murchú: Openhere



Scott Berinato: The Internet of Things Is More than Just a Bunch of Refrigerators

Source: „The Internet of Things is definitely becoming a Thing, in the same way that big data’s a Thing or the sharing economy’s a Thing. And the thing about a thing that becomes a Thing is, it’s easy to lose sight of the things that made it a thing before everyone declared it the Next Big Thing that will change everything.
Got it? Good. We’ll start there. With the hype over the Internet of Things behind us. Because whether or not it’s a Thing, the internet of things is already a lot of things. Here’s a look at a tiny, tiny slice of it: Those are a couple of dozen air quality sensors located around Boston


Chloe Green: Brave new world: Will the Internet of Things be a privacy nightmare or consumer paradise?

Source: „In ten years' time we could be living in a world of skin sensors and connected human beings - John Bates, CMO, Software AG The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT), or a network of embedded sensors in everyday 'things', is going to shake up the way businesses and consumers interact, and blur the boundaries between the physical and digital realms. But there is little understanding yet of how these much-hyped technologies will play out for real companies and their customers in the real world, argued Software AG chief marketing officer John Bates,


Bernard Murphy: Biology, Deceit & Security in the Internet of Things

Source: „Over the last several months, Jim Hogan and I have been kicking around ideas with regard to the issue of security in the Internet of Things (IoT). This all began with an off-hand comment I made at a Hogan panel at DAC. The idea is that some non-traditional approaches to security at the system-level -- particularly based on biological analogies -- should become relevant. This topic surfaces from time to time (there was even a blog about it last year in EETimes), but rarely seems to go very deep. We thought it was time to drop down a level and to delve into why this should be relevant to the IoT and how the mechanics might work. We hope you find it interesting.”


Graeme Philipson: The ‘digital industrial economy’ drives IT spending to $4 trillion

Source: „Worldwide IT spending is projected to surpass US$3.9 trillion in 2015, says leading IT consultancy Gartner. This is a 3.9% increase from 2014. Much of the spending will be driven by what Gartner calls the ‘digital industrial economy’. Gartner defines digital business as new business designs that blend the virtual world and the physical worlds, changing how processes and industries work through the Internet of Things (IoT).
Gartner says the impact that the digital business economy is having on the IT industry is dramatic. Since 2013, 650 million new physical objects have come online. 3D printers have become a billion dollar market


Shadi Kheirandish: participate in a research study on human values for the design of interactive products

Shadi Kheirandish: „I am writing to invite you to participate in a research study on human values for the design of interactive products. I am a PhD candidate in the department of Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Related to my research on values-based design, I am conducting an online survey for finding similarities and differences of human values all over the world. For this, a variety of participants with different cultural backgrounds are needed. So you would help me very much if you could


CNA: High-tech firms eye industrial computer business

Source: „TAIPEI--Major Taiwanese high-tech companies have set their sights on the industrial computer sector, trying to use the business as a springboard to seize a larger share in the fast growing Internet of Things (IoT), market sources said Saturday. Compal Electronics Inc., one of Taiwan's largest contract notebook computer makers, is one of those companies and struck a deal last week to acquire a 20.54 percent stake in Taiwan-based industrial computer supplier Avalue Technology Inc. through a private placement. Compal said it hoped to take advantage of Avalue's strength in industrial computer manufacturing to enter the IoT arena as part of its efforts to broaden its product mix.


Britons distrust internet of things

Source: "Security and privacy are high on the list of concerns for British consumers, yet they remain open to some of the advantages that the "internet of things" can bring, a new survey has shown.
 
A survey of 1,600 UK consumers by business services firm KPMG found more than half (58%) resent the idea that computers seem to run their lives and 70% suggest that, with so many inter-connected devices, it is too easy for things to go wrong.
The survey also found that many Britons seem to want to return to the days of simple technology with over half (54%) saying they wished their phones only made calls.


James Ashton: Simon Segars: Looking forward to the future and the ‘internet of things’

Source: „Simon Segars slides what I assume is his business card across the bar. It isn’t. Instead, there is a tiny microchip glinting at the card’s centre that packs enough power to run a Fitbit sports device or Pebble watch. “There is a 32-bit microcontroller with a processor in there, some peripherals and some memory, and it is less than four square millimetres,” Segars says proudly. “That can clearly be manufactured at very low cost and embedded into everything and you just won’t notice it.”
His party piece, demonstrating just how small and powerful the latest microchips have become


Jim Hunter & Nate Williams: If We Build IoT, They Will Come. Right?



Source: „It looks like this IoT trend is starting to catch on with the developer community. At least, that’s a conclusion one could draw from the reported results of a new Evans Data Corporation survey. Of the 1,400 developers who participated in this survey, 40 percent said they were either working on applications for connected devices for the Internet of Things (IoT) now or expect to begin work on applications within the next six months. 
Google’s purchase of Nest for $3.2 billion was a seminal moment for IoT. This event both validated the market and placed significant attention on IoT.


Laura Secorun Palet: An Unexpected Capital for the Internet of Things

Source: „Smart cities are the talk of all towns these days. Whether defined by ubiquitous sensors, high-speed Internet or smart transportation, every city from Seoul to Helsinki is teching up and boasting about it.
Dublin finds itself leapfrogging the competition in the race to a smart city. Ireland has found large investment from tech companies, and Dublin wants to push it even farther. Ireland's capital is not particularly teched-out yet, but it's a thriving digital hub in another way. Owing to its business-friendly climate, the city has attracted the European headquarters of IT giants like Google - Ireland's No. 1 exporter - and Intel,


Malavika Murali: Soon, Bangalore-based company to launch wearable to predict sport injuries

Source: „Injuries make or break careers in sports. So far, Indian athletes have had to rely on experience and a coach's knowledge to overcome them. But now, two friends Anshuman Singh, 36, and Shuvadeep Sarkar, 34, are solving this hurdle through their venture ReTiSense.
The Bangalore-based company, that set shop in June, is among the rising IoT (Internet of Things) startups that are close to launching its first wearable product. "I was an avid runner for 10 years, and then I started facing foot problems," said Anshuman Singh, a former Intel employee and co-founder


Jon Evans: The Internet Of Someone Else’s Things (Who, in short, has root.)

Source: „The Internet Of Things is coming. Rejoice! …Mostly. It will open our collective eyes to petabytes of real-time data, which we will turn into new insights and efficiencies. It will doubtless save lives. Oh, yes: and it will subtly redefine ownership as we know it. You will no longer own many of the most expensive and sophisticated items you possess. You may think you own them. But you’ll be wrong. They say “possession is nine-tenths of the law,” but even if you physically and legally own a Smart Thing, you won’t actually control it. Ownership will become a three-legged stool;


IoT China 2014, Shanghai October 28 29 Strong EU presence, focus on connected future

This year again the most international and strongest Chinese Conference in terms of bridging research, policy and business IoT China 2014 offers a tremendous program with senior high level officials, thought leaders and leading and upcoming industry. IOT China 2013 attracted 1526 person-times audiences and 5112 trade visitors from 15 countries and regions as well as China’s 26 provinces and municipalities. Philippe Cousin, Globalmark and Ms. LI Haihua, Vice-Chief Engineer,


Rob van Kranenburg: How to negotiate IoT into a political reality.

We know that the Internet and even the web as we know it were flukes, never intended to end up as they are now. That is the very reason that they came to exist. Engineering paradigm shift in broad daylight having everyone’s attention is far more difficult, if not impossible. You have to find a hinge somewhere, an opening that can really crack a system wide open. It has never worked by trying to persuade policy makers, standard bodies and a general audience.

The ‚normal’, however brief in times of Internet and web (browser being just 21 years old) Read more about Rob van Kranenburg: How to negotiate IoT into a political reality.



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