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.

Cancel Notice: WUXI Business Model Workshop moved back to Fall

Cancelation Notice: WUXI Business Model Workshop moved back to Fall of 2013.

The proposed Workshop on February 26 and 27 will be canceled and moved back to the Fall of 2013. There were a number of important players that could not be present and in order to streamline the presence of a majority of Wuxi based IoT companies, it was decided to shift the workshop.
 


Trevor Harwood interviews Florian Michahelles on Postcapes

On Postscapes: "A few key elements for the IoT in everyday life will be awareness and control. User’s mental models of what’s going to happen have to be supported. If I move a certain object and this triggers a digital activity, the user has to have the ability to inspect and find out what exactly is going on in that interaction. Also, the user has to have an understanding of where the data goes, what the data is being used for, and how to shut off the system. Read more about Trevor Harwood interviews Florian Michahelles on Postcapes



Ben van Lier: Industrial Internet of Things

Source: "In November 2012 General Electric (GE) presented their vision of the future under the title Pushing the Boundaries of Minds and Machines during a meeting in San Francisco. A fascinating story that is well worth reading on the development of what GE calls the Industrial Internet.  For GE the Industrial Internet includes the aircraft industry, power stations, locomotives, oil refineries and the health sector, among other things. Read more about Ben van Lier: Industrial Internet of Things



James McQuivey: The Internet of Things is really an Internet of Sensors.

The Internet of Things is really an Internet of Sensors. "It was Kevin Ashton of RFID fame who first popularized the phrase Internet of Things. But the way he and others explored the idea made it clear that the key element of this Internet of Things was that things were going to be individually addressable on the network. This was the core idea behind RFID and in supply-chain management, it makes a lot of sense. But in the consumer world, we don’t need an Internet of Things. Read more about James McQuivey: The Internet of Things is really an Internet of Sensors.



Anders Gustafsson: While I sometimes hear or read that the Internet of Things is hype, the reality is, it’s real.

Source: " In fact, we are at the tipping point for broader IoT adoption with 53 percent of organizations planning to implement an IoT solution in the next 24 months. Organizations in Asia Pacific and Latin America are more aggressive with 69 and 60 percent, respectively, planning to implement over the same time period, according to “Building Value from Visibility.” Read more about Anders Gustafsson: While I sometimes hear or read that the Internet of Things is hype, the reality is, it’s real.



Thomas Claburn asks Does full traceability equal total transparency?

The Internet Of Pointless, Perilous Things: "Have you ever jaywalked, exceeded the speed limit, lingered in a parking space beyond the time you paid for or broken rules in a minor way? Would you want to pay for these infractions? When everything is connected, nothing can be hidden, particularly when exposure translates into revenue for government agencies, businesses or entrepreneurs. Read more about Thomas Claburn asks Does full traceability equal total transparency?



Steve Hilton: 2013 Predictions: M2M and the ‘Internet of things’ in 2013

Editor’s Note: With 2013 now upon us, RCR Wireless News has gathered predictions from leading industry analysts and executives on what they expect to see in the new year. We expect some fabulousness and some losers in this crazy world of the “Internet of things” and machine-to-machine. This topic may not be quite as dramatic as those of my associates Paris Hilton or Perez Hilton... Read more about Steve Hilton: 2013 Predictions: M2M and the ‘Internet of things’ in 2013



Andrew Rose: The Internet of Things Has Arrived — And So Have Massive Security Issues

Source: "Internet. Things. Add the “Of” and suddenly these three simple words become a magic meme — the theme we’ve been hearing all week at CES, the oft-heralded prediction that may have finally arrived in 2013. While not devoid of hype and hyperbole, the Internet of Things (IoT) does represent a revolution happening right now. Read more about Andrew Rose: The Internet of Things Has Arrived — And So Have Massive Security Issues



Stacey Higginbotham: The internet of things is going to need its own Android-like project

Source: "Remember how I said the internet of things would be big at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas? It didn’t take a genius to figure that out, but I laid out four questions to ask about all the hyped objects at the show to help people understand the challenges and question facing the glut of connected gadgets that would be on display. Read more about Stacey Higginbotham: The internet of things is going to need its own Android-like project



Rob van Kranenburg: The ‘Thing’ Backend is getting ready

You ask where will we stand in the winds that will howl, All you see will slip into the Cloud - Babel - Mumford & Sons

Preparing the January Design Informatics Seminar in Edinburgh with Duncan Shingleton we found that the Internet of Things is indeed getting ready to move from backend logistics of single, individual products to the front. NFC, Near Field Communication, will be instrumental. 


Patrick Gray: 10 things you should know about The Internet of Things

Source: "The Internet of Things appears to be moving from futurist speculation to reality. Here’s a look at what it is, how it’s being used, and what business value it may hold. The Internet of Things (IoT) has gone from university classrooms and near-science fiction to a common topic in boardrooms and product planning sessions. So what are the 10 key things you need to know about the Internet of Things? Read more about Patrick Gray: 10 things you should know about The Internet of Things



Jason Hiner: The Executive's Guide to the Internet of Things (free ebook)

Source: "The Internet of Things, or Machine-to-Machine, is one of the fastest rising topics in technology. Here's what business leaders need to know to potentially take advantage of it. Be prepared for a marketing blitz around Machine-to-Machine (M2M), the Internet of Things (IoT), and the "Industrial Internet" in 2013. Those three are all the same thing, by the way.  Read more about Jason Hiner: The Executive's Guide to the Internet of Things (free ebook)



Samuel Gerald Collins: Does ubiquitous computing change our perception of time

Source: "..what happens when we are in constant, real-time syncopation with the built environment around us? As Seoul moves to ubiquitous computing, the frisson that comes from the confluence of different temporalities would seem to be threatened. After all, the whole point of ubiquitous computing is the adoption of integrative, networked technologies... Read more about Samuel Gerald Collins: Does ubiquitous computing change our perception of time



Workshop IPv6@Gov – 23 & 24 January 2013 – European Commission, Brussels

The IPv6 Observatory, the GEN6 project and the European Commission are jointly organizing an IPv6@Gov Workshop dedicated to the policy dialogue on the IPv6 deployment in  European Union Member States. IPv6 is a cornerstone of the Future Internet. To ensure both business continuity of the European industry and society to get benefits from IPv6 added technologies, Read more about Workshop IPv6@Gov – 23 & 24 January 2013 – European Commission, Brussels



David Kravets: Student Suspended for Refusing to Wear RFID Tracker Loses Lawsuit

Source: "A Texas high school student who claimed her student identification was the “Mark of the Beast” because it was implanted with a radio-frequency identification chip has lost her federal court bid Tuesday challenging her suspension for refusing to wear the card around her neck. Radio-frequency identification devices are a daily part of the electronic age ... Read more about David Kravets: Student Suspended for Refusing to Wear RFID Tracker Loses Lawsuit



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