Ken Brott: RFID and the new carwash equation

Source: „...The growth of RFID and monthly pass plans is creating what we call a “virtuous cycle” in the carwash industry. Our theory of this cycle goes something like this: as more customers see other customers whizzing through an RFID-equipped self-pay station and completing their transactions without even lowering their window, they decide that they want the same time-saving convenience too. This motivates them to join the monthly pass plan themselves, which in turn increases volume even further

Patrick Thibodeau: The philosophy of IoT: Will it help or hurt?

Source: "Some ask the big questions about the Internet of Things. Will it free up human potential? Will everyone share in its benefits, or just those who capitalize on it? These are the types of issues that may be raised at the Philosophy of the Internet of Things conference in July at York St. John University in the U.K. Beginning July 3, this may be the first such conference organized around this topic. One of its organizers, Justin McKeown, head of the program for Fine Art and Computer Science

Internet of things may bring its own problems

Spurce: "Smartphone users are becoming more comfortable with controlling household appliances from their phones.
The Pew Research Center recently asked nearly 12,000 people - selected Internet experts and members of the US public - to predict how the network of connected devices, sensors and electronics known as the "Internet of things" might affect their lives.
They raised two major concerns: first, that consumers will need to actively protect the data generated by their devices, and

Workshop "Innovating Manufacturing Education, Workplace Training & Performance Support”
3 July 2014, Milan, Italy

A renaissance is underway in manufacturing IT. New disruptive technologies are starting to create what many call cyber physical manufacturing or the 4th industrial revolution.

Attracting students to manufacturing and up skilling  the manufacturing workforce to make it capable of coping with new market conditions, models, processes and technologies  is no longer

Antonio Regalado: The Economics of the Internet of Things

Source: „Product companies compete by building ever bigger factories to turn out ever cheaper widgets. But a very different sort of economics comes into play when those widgets start to communicate. It’s called the network effect—when each new user of a product makes its value higher. Think of the telephone a century ago. The greater the number of people who used Bell’s invention, the more valuable it became to all of them. The telephone became a platform for countless new businesses its inventor never imagined.

Mohana Ravindranath: Some see possible drawbacks in ‘Internet of Things’

Source: "The Pew Research Center recently asked nearly 12,000 people — selected Internet experts and members of the public — to predict how the network of connected devices, sensors and electronics known as the “Internet of Things” might affect their lives.
 
They raised two major concerns: first, that consumers will need to actively protect the data generated by their devices

Scot Stelter: RFID Stakeholders Need to Prepare for the Internet of Things

Source: „This month, a study published by the Pew Research Center's Internet Project lifted the Internet of Things (IoT) out of the CIO trade press and dropped it into the public square. The Pew IoT study solicited predictions of what the IoT would look like in 2025 from almost 2,000 "experts," with predictably divergent results. The popular press, including The New York Times, USA Today and The Huffington Post, are struggling to make sense of it. Sometimes, it sounds more like Hollywood than Silicon Valley.

Paul Wallbank: Firing up the smartcities race

Source: „For the last decade city administrations have been jostling for the title of being a ‘smartcity’ – a metropolis that brings together technology, creativity and business to grow their local economy.
While the concept has been around since the Great White Heat of Technology days fifty years ago, the arrival of the Internet of Things, cheap sensors and accessible wireless broadband have made wiring up a city far more easier than a decade ago.” read the full article

Connecting Cities Urban Media Lab: Symposium, masterclass & urban interventions, Brussels

Source: "In the framework of the European project Connecting Cities : Participatory City 2014, iMAL organises an Urban Media Lab masterclass.
To first enrich the thinking and open new perspectives, we invited renowned researchers and artists to discuss various aspects of urban media during a two days symposium. The symposium is free and open to the public.

Chris Murphy: Internet Of Things: Who Gets The Data?

Source: „Picture a roundtable discussion about the Internet of Things and who should get access to the data it generates. Who do you picture at that table, clamoring to get access to (or keep away from) the data created by this growing network of devices?
Me, I go right for the dramatic tension and picture a chief marketing officer, an ACLU lawyer, and an NSA analyst who identifies herself only as Susan. Most companies will face a reality that's far less

Open-Source consortium of MIPS

Source: „Imagination Technologies is taking the open-source route in hopes of driving wider adoption of its low-power MIPS processor architecture in everything from small devices that are part of the Internet of things to servers and networking gear that run in data centers. Imagination and several other vendors—including Broadcom, Qualcomm, Cavium and PMC—have created an open-source consortium that is designed to draw in developers who want to make software that can run on a range of systems powered by MIPS processors.

Jamin Andrews: The Internet of Things (IoT)

Source: „There is a new buzz word that has been making its way around the online world, expected to soon replace “Cloud” as the latest hot topic. You may already have heard it mentioned in the media, the latest buzz is a thing called the Internet of Things (IoT). So, what is IoT? In the broader sense it is all Internet connected devices, originally named by Kevin Ashton in 1999, the Internet of Things had been in development for decades before. In the early 80’s programmers at Carnegie Melon

Daniel Newman: Internet of Things: Time For A Name Change?

Source: „While an exact number may be all but impossible to come by, the estimated 10 billion devicesconnected to the “Internet of Things” (IoT) in 2014 isn’t really all that many. I mean, we live in a world of more than 7 billion people, so if you look at it that way, there isn’t even 1.5 connected devices per person on earth. Now of course that isn’t the way it works because our world doesn’t have that kind of equality. As we know it is probably a fraction of the

Rob van Kranenburg: What would RAND do in the age of Internet of Things, DIY Nano and DIY Bio?

The successful combination of balance of disciplines and funding (A), choice of use cases (B) and building of new methodologies (C) - is rare, and when it succeeds it means a period of hegemonic and infrastructural domination. 
One of the most successful negotiations is by RAND.  In a report to the Secretary of War, Commanding General of the Army Air Force H. H. "Hap" Arnold

David Kirkpatrick: The Right to Be Forgotten? Europe's Orwellian Internet Time Warp

The court endorsed a profoundly ahistorical, anti-technological argument about the supposed rights of individuals. The plaintiff, Mario Costeja Gonzalez, is a Spanish citizen who was joined by a Spanish government agency in arguing that Google ought not link to a 1998 newspaper mention of a real estate auction that showed that he owed the government money back then. He argued it was no longer relevant

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