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.

Monty Munford: How about the Charger of Things, not the Internet of Things?

Source: „Last weekend I was at another conference in another beautiful city, but with as much chance of seeing any of that beauty as I had of escaping another CEO with his ‘vision’ and business card.
In this case I was in Palestine and the city of Jericho, just 20 kilometres from the Dead Sea and the lowest point of earth. The Expotech conference had been cancelled in December when the worst weather for more than a century had made travel to the previous, and somewhat higher, location of Ramallah impossible.
It was a great conference, almost an inspiring one, to see how Palestinian startups were prospering in ridiculous conditions

Avon Alexander: 5G Internet is Coming - But How Will We Use It?

Source: „The much talked about “internet of things” is an audacious plan to connect all manner of ordinary devices to the internet, from refrigerators to garden hoses. But it could be argued that today’s internet simply doesn’t have the juice to pull it off. According to a report by networking giant Cisco, internet traffic will increase 11 times over by 2018 as a result of the advancement of connected devices. Considering that many people still suffer from frustrating latency issues when using services such as Facetime, how is every device in the world supposed to communicate over today’s inadequate internet infrastructure? It isn’t. Enter the 5th Generation (5G) Internet.” Read more about Avon Alexander: 5G Internet is Coming - But How Will We Use It?

Smart City Roadmap promotes open data sharing & transparency

Source: „Open data sharing is an integral part of the Smart City Roadmap, an initiative recently launched by the Smart City Commission and Birmingham City Council. Councillor James McKay of Birmingham City Council spoke exclusively to the Information Daily about the iniatives included in the Smart City Roadmap. Firstly, he highlighted that the government works better when it is “challenged”, and out in the open.
“We’ve got a regime around freedom of information and people can ask questions and find out what the government is up to with their money”, he said.

Ben Rossi: Next big thing: Preparing for the Internet of Things in the enterprise

Source: „People say we live in a connected world. The ubiquity of smartphones and tablets has meant that people are constantly attached to technology, and able to carry out actions and services at a click of their mobile device.
But if you believe the hype of the Internet of Things (IoT), a truly connected world is nowhere near.
Smart devices are just the beginning of a phenomenon that will see objects of any description – cars, shoes, kettles, books, teeth…anything – equipped with tiny internet-connected sensors that generate actionable data. 

Alysia Judge: Are social logins the key to unlocking the Internet of Things?

Source: „You may have noticed when signing into your Barnes & Noble online account, or when you put an item of clothing in your basket on ASOS, a new addition to the usual "Enter your username and password" command. Signing in with social media is gaining traction among consumers as a way to allow users to engage with a site in a brand new way. By logging in to your favourite websites using Facebook or LinkedIn, for example, you keep all your information in one place and reducing the need to remember multiple passwords.
For businesses, meanwhile, social logins can increase registration rates by as much as 90 per cent

First International Festival of Technoshamanism

How can we access a different relationship with life outside the field of technological development that is predicated on great devastation and destruction ?

How can we propose new forms of technological production that are associated with Health Earth ? How can we expand our rationalistic and exploitative view to a more cosmic, ecological vision ?That other lives are possible beyond consumption and indiscriminate use of resources ?

There’s magic in technology ?

How can we can use technology to enhance our vision, listening, and experience and transform our communication with biodiversity ? Read more about First International Festival of Technoshamanism

The Internet of Things Meetup In Guildford is part of the group of growing IoT Meetups globally.

The first Internet of Things Meetup in Guildford will kick of on March 24.with a presentation of the FP7 EU project that is aiming at building an ecosystem of citizen centric services. Its pilot cities are Novi Sad and (Smart) Santander, Tomas Diez of Fablab Barcelona speaking on Smart Citizen and the Smart Citizen Kit. We are in the process of getting a yes from our third speaker. The Internet of Things Meetup In Guildford is part of the group of growing IoT Meetups globallyIoT London is the largest. 30.000 people worldwide are visiting and participating.

Bosch: Business models at stake in Internet of Things

The Bosch White paper: Business models at stake
Three industrial revolutions that have brought epic changes to the world of business are steam engines, mass production, and internet technology. Today, we are in the midst of what is often called the fourth industrial revolution – the convergence of physical things with the world of the internet: The Internet of Things (IoT). Let us give you three figures that show why the IoT creates challenges both long-term and immediate.
14 billion of connected things by 2022

Marcus Wohlsen: Why Copyrighted Coffee May Cripple the Internet of Things

Source: „With its single-serving coffee pods, Green Mountain Coffee has transformed the business of brew. Pop a capsule into one of the company’s Keurig machines, and the machine will instantly churn out your daily caffeine dose.
But Green Mountain doesn’t want copycats taking the business it pioneered away. That’s why CEO Brian Kelley says its new coffee makers will include technology that prevents people from using pods from other companies. The approach has been compared to DRM restrictions that limit the sharing of digital music and video online. 

EPCA; Internet of Things and the Petrochemical industry

Source: "The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vision that has been developed over the last decade. Building in components that provide for an internet-like connectivity in every physical object will create a completely new level of controllability, traceability and smart collaboration. There is still much research to be done on the technology, architecture, standards and governance. However, based on evidence from a number of major industrial corporations, it appears that there is accelerating importance and acceptance, as well as small standalone applications and augmented reality solutions being developed Read more about EPCA; Internet of Things and the Petrochemical industry

IoT-A at the IoT Forum in June, London; an interview with Francois Carrez

Council: For who is IoT-A intended? Who understands it at first glance?
FC: "IoT-A results should be reused by any team of architects willing to design an IoT System as it proposes a complete grounding for such an activity. However understanding and applying IoT-A results requires some work and definitely some patience. Still the methodology provided by IoT-A is comprehensive and all steps clearly explained. In the past we have provided many tutorials world-wide about the ARM (see here after) and one more will be provided during the IoT Week 2014 in London (part of the Interoperability session organised by the IoT Forum WG#2)"

Lorna Goulden: Internet of Things: Business development workshop

Eindhoven, March 28: During this one-day workshop a team of business, design and technology practitioners will guide participants through an advanced introduction to the WHAT, WHY, HOW and WHO of one of the most rapidly growing areas of business innovation and development: the Internet of Things.
  • What does the Internet of Things mean for my business?
  • What are the main opportunities we should be considering?
  • How do we get started with the Internet of Things?

Elly Brown: Every people like to use Internet of Things (IoT) in their day-to-day life and it is the most common media all over the world.

Every people like to use Internet of Things (IoT) in their day-to-day life and it is the most common media all over the world. So day by day internet is growing more and more with the increasing of population and now every access of internet is much easier than before. In any smart devices like laptops, smart mobile phones, tablets, ipad etc. one can easily access internet through broadband wireless setting & modem. Some persons are using to make their daily official work Read more about Elly Brown: Every people like to use Internet of Things (IoT) in their day-to-day life and it is the most common media all over the world.

Patrick Thibodeau: Open source challenges a proprietary Internet of Things

Source: „The only limit to the Internet of Things isn't imagination or technology. It's the vendors. Will your Whirlpool, Maytag or GE washer be able to communicate with your Samsung TV or Apple iPhone, Sears' oven or any other device? Without interoperability, consumer devices, electronic appliances and sensor-equipped wearables won't recognize each other and communicate. It will make scenarios, such as this one, difficult: You walk in the door of your house from a five-mile run and biometric sensors

George Takach: “One takeaway thought is people who buy cars now will really have to read those contracts to understand their rights.”

Internet of Things has potential but raises security, privacy issues, by James Armstrong: There are some who call the “internet of things” the next industrial revolution.  But it raises important legal and ethical questions that experts say will have to be answered.
The label is used to describe a world similar to the Jetsons where devices and appliances silently watch you and speak to each other to – it would seem – make your life easier.


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