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.

Henry Blodget: Awesome! Someone's Finally Building A Product That Is Making Me Care About The 'Internet Of Things!'

Source: "For years, the cool kids in Silicon Valley have been going on about the "Internet of Things."
The "Internet of Things," they'll tell you, is a massive new opportunity in which all the stuff all around you will get fitted with Internet-enabled


Mike Harris: The Internet of Things: Changing Business Models for CE Brands

Just as Apple defined this new consumer mindset around user experience, the Internet of Things is defining the next wave of consumer electronics innovation. In the very near future, consumers will want their smart devices to connect with other products from different manufacturers, and they’ll want it to be easy to control everything together in one cohesive system. Read more about Mike Harris: The Internet of Things: Changing Business Models for CE Brands



Edd Gent: Battery-free wireless brings Internet-of-things closer

University of Washington (UW) engineers built small, battery-free devices with antennas that can detect and harness a signal, as both a power source and a communication medium, before reflecting it to be picked up by other similar devices to exchange information. ...could enable a network of devices and sensors to communicate with no power source or human attention needed. Read more about Edd Gent: Battery-free wireless brings Internet-of-things closer



Meghan Neal: Researchers Say the Internet of Things Could Piggyback on Existing Networks

Source: "There's a reason people are so hyped up about the coming internet of things, and it's because if and when ubiquitous computing actually comes to pass it'll be amazingly surreal. A couple of credit cards near each other could transfer money between them, because they know your bill is due soon.  Read more about Meghan Neal: Researchers Say the Internet of Things Could Piggyback on Existing Networks



brand-e: Internet things to come

Source: "The Internet of Things is coming – but what kinds of trends and technologies should we be looking out for over the next few years? Well, miniaturisation will continue apace, says a new report, The Internet of Things: a Market Landscape, from GigaOm and Jon Collins. “In principle the only barrier to making things smaller is that dictated by the laws of physics – the term ‘smart dust’ has been used to Read more about brand-e: Internet things to come



Bryan Gardiner: Can smart devices work in harmony?

Source: "Everyone’s talking about the Internet of Things, a proposed network of intelligent devices that could one day automate much of the world around us. HVAC and lighting systems would adjust depending on a user’s whereabouts. Lawns would know when to water themselves. Meanwhile, product manufacturers have been hastily preparing for this transition.  Read more about Bryan Gardiner: Can smart devices work in harmony?



Taylor Hatmaker: A Blueprint To The Internet Of Things: Bump's David Lieb

Devices have started studying their owners like an alien race, jotting down observations about their habits, crunching the numbers.

At the stuttering dawn of the Internet of Things, those same devices are talking to each other and comparing notes But why aren't they doing it better?" Read more about Taylor Hatmaker: A Blueprint To The Internet Of Things: Bump's David Lieb



Mark van Rijmenam: Internet of Things, Big Data and Brontobytes

Source:...."The algorithms developed by those big data startups will become ever smarter, smartphones will become better and in the future anyone will have a supercomputer in its pocket that can perform daunting computing tasks in real-time and visualize it on the small screen in your hand. And with the Internet of Things and trillions of sensors,  Read more about Mark van Rijmenam: Internet of Things, Big Data and Brontobytes



Jimmy McGee: The Internet of Things – The Next Frontier for Developers

Source: "There is an idea out there called the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is the idea of having everything, such as cans of soda, vases, and other physical items able to connect to a network. This would allow stores to maintain inventory. It would allows people to adjust the blinds at home.  Read more about Jimmy McGee: The Internet of Things – The Next Frontier for Developers



Rick Merritt: Internets of Things Need Glue

Source: "There is no Internet of Things. There's a lot of hype and PowerPoint about the Internet of Things, but it does not exist -- yet. Today a couple dozen Networks (plural) of Things are duking it out in as many market sectors. The typical node on one net doesn't know how to talk to nodes on another net unless it was made by the same company and installed by the same person. Read more about Rick Merritt: Internets of Things Need Glue



Dan Newman: Why You Might Stay Away From Investing in the "Internet of Things" 


Source: "What's definitely going to be a buzzword for the next year, the "Internet of Things," is the idea that every object we own will be identifiable and inventoried by computers. Originally proposed in 1999, with the thought of barcodes and RFID, the concept can be extended even more today with GPS Read more about Dan Newman: Why You Might Stay Away From Investing in the "Internet of Things" 




Chris Horton: Insight Into the Internet of Things for You and Your Business Strategy

On a commercial level, the world of connected devices represents a boon for companies far and wide. Marketers, if you think Web 2.0 technologies are making your life complicated, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Get ready for the prospect of having to create personalized web and social interactions not only for each segment Read more about Chris Horton: Insight Into the Internet of Things for You and Your Business Strategy



Richard Mortier: Explainer: the Internet of Things

Source: "Many, if not most, of us are now connected to the internet, and we have become familiar with it: we shop, we bank, we socialise online. The Internet of Things is not a different internet but refers to the connection of “things” that are also on the internet. “Things” are, well, “things”. Stuff. Objects. Everything from your light switches to yourcar tyres to your yoghurt pots. Read more about Richard Mortier: Explainer: the Internet of Things



Jon Collins: The internet of things: a market landscape (GigaOM Pro)

Source: "While the internet of things (IoT) is expected to have a massive impact on business and wider culture,  these are still early days. There is no standard definition of the technology as of yet, and protocols and standards are still in development. So what can we expect the IoT landscape to look like, and how will its impact be felt?  Read more about Jon Collins: The internet of things: a market landscape (GigaOM Pro)



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