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.

Brian Tinham: 2013 will finally be the era of the Internet of Things

Source. "2013 is likely to bring changes and challenges at least as significant as those experienced over the last decade, as web technologies drive three major step changes, according to Tufin Technologies. "We're on the cusp of technological advancements that sci-fi movie fans have so far only dreamed of," comments Tufin CTO Reuven Harrison, Read more about Brian Tinham: 2013 will finally be the era of the Internet of Things



Jamillah Knowles: Why 2013 is going to be the year of the Internet of Things

To paraphrase William Gibson, the Internet of Things is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed. The Muse headband will go on sale in 2013, Lockitron is also shipping next year, Fitbits are spreading and the data keeps growing. It looks as though 2013 will be a real breakthrough year when it comes to bringing the Internet of Things to a wider market. Read more about Jamillah Knowles: Why 2013 is going to be the year of the Internet of Things



Report out on Machine to Machine (M2M) Applications in the Cloud

Source. "Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications has brought the concept of connected devices to a whole new level, targeting virtual every sphere of human endeavor including government, defense, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, retail, smartgrid, extraction industries, and more. M2M in the cloud will amplify the implementation significantly... Read more about Report out on Machine to Machine (M2M) Applications in the Cloud



Philippe Gautier: "cybernetics, sciences of complexity and artificial intelligence are matters that will be critical to make the IOT a success"

Source. "The Internet of Things is something similar to some others modern concepts such as the Web 3.0, thesemantic Web, the symbiotic web, etc. Actually, it all could be merged into a single approach and could be considered as a “threshold” between: Read more about Philippe Gautier: "cybernetics, sciences of complexity and artificial intelligence are matters that will be critical to make the IOT a success"



Nick Hardiman: The Internet of Things will lead to de-centralization. It could lead to the end of cloud computing.

"The Internet of Things will talk to us, but they will spend more time talking to each other. These M2M (Machine to Machine) communications will happen wirelessly. Many people rely on M2M communications by using a Bluetooth headset, making a payment with their mobile phone or - for the early adopters with money to burn - subscribing to a 4G." Read more about Nick Hardiman: The Internet of Things will lead to de-centralization. It could lead to the end of cloud computing.



Bruce Sterling blogs Made in the UK: Raspberry Pi heralds a resurrection of UK manufacturing

Wired: *See, it’s kinda like the, uh, “British Arduino,” in much the way that “Wired Italia” is sort of like “Wired UK…” “Rising costs of production in China are making UK companies reconsider where they make their products, with a number of them starting to manufacture in the UK “In August 2012, a South Wales factory started to manufacture the Raspberry Pi —... Read more about Bruce Sterling blogs Made in the UK: Raspberry Pi heralds a resurrection of UK manufacturing



Reading copy of SciFi novel by Dexter Maxwell

THE LAST ITERATION OF DEXTER MAXWELL 

"It’s easier to hack things that are connected. 
 
Working beneath 22nd Century Denver, Dex and his outcast friends know how to take advantage of connectedness. But they also know that when everyone believes everything is connected, that’s when the real mischief begins.


Clive Thompson: The Internet of Things is finally arriving—and it’s bubbling up from the grassroots.

Source: "The Internet of Things is finally arriving—and it’s bubbling up from the grassroots. The Internet of Things is the long-prophesied phenomenon of everyday devices talking to one another—and us—online, creating odd new behaviors and efficiencies. Fridges that order food when you’re almost out of butter! Houses that sense when you’re gone and power down! Read more about Clive Thompson: The Internet of Things is finally arriving—and it’s bubbling up from the grassroots.



Ross McGuinness: Metro: Welcome to the Internet of Things

Metro: "Things can only get better. Or so Tony Blair and D:Ream had us believe. But what about the Internet of Things, can it make our lives better? If you want a future where all of your ordinary household objects start talking to you, then the answer is yes. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the concept that the internet can be harnessed to enable us to communicate with the machines around us, and the machines with each other. Read more about Ross McGuinness: Metro: Welcome to the Internet of Things



Mirko Presser: results from the Working Group Societal at IoT Forum, Bled

Summary of the Societal work group of the IoT-forum in Bled 28/11/2012: Societal Work Group has addressed 2 topics in detail so far (1) Ethics and (2) Education. At the wrap up an action plan was defined to take both topics further into the next IoT-forum under the leadership of Rob van Kranenburg and Gerd Kortuem respectively. Read more about Mirko Presser: results from the Working Group Societal at IoT Forum, Bled



CFP: IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE E-SOCIETY 2013

The IADIS e-Society 2013 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within the Information Society. This conference covers both the technical as well as the non-technical aspects of the Information Society. Broad areas of interest are eSociety and Digital Divide,  eBusiness / eCommerce, eLearning, New Media and E-Society... Read more about CFP: IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE E-SOCIETY 2013



Loic Le Meur: LeWeb founder says Internet of Things is a big challenge

LeWeb founder says Internet of Things is a big challenge and has chosen it as the official theme of Le Web Paris 2012. "The Internet of Things is a groundswell. It has been the subject of most of the entrepreneurial activity in Silicon Valley this year. More than half of the cases are related to connected objects, enriched by their Internet connection and their interactions with other users." Read more about Loic Le Meur: LeWeb founder says Internet of Things is a big challenge



Sandy Klausner: Cubicon is enabling technology to greatly expand the IoT

Cubicon is enabling technology to greatly expand the IoT, far beyond what can be encoded even with evolutionary advances in character string-based programming languages. It addresses the critical software challenges of building out and operating sub-networks each with millions of things, and presenting information within specific contexts. Read more about Sandy Klausner: Cubicon is enabling technology to greatly expand the IoT



John Horn: As momentum for the proliferation of the Internet of Things builds ...

Source: "As momentum for the proliferation of the Internet of Things builds to forecasted levels and enterprises and individuals enter this brave new world, there will be some bumps along the road. However, it will be a much smoother and quicker ride into the future if application providers can find easy-to-implement solutions supported by networks that meet their tactical and financial objectives. Read more about John Horn: As momentum for the proliferation of the Internet of Things builds ...



John Riley: Bottom-up Internet of Things Innovation Thriving

John Riley: "
I experienced some of the vitality, sophistication and breadth of activity in open hardware and associated software and comms this week at the first Cambridge Internet of Things Practitioners Night meetup.  That demonstrated how a rapid expansion of IoT enabling infrastructure is welling from the bottom-up, and that it's just a not-too-long matter of time before high-impact applications start to appear. Among the things that struck me talking to people at the meetup this week were: Read more about John Riley: Bottom-up Internet of Things Innovation Thriving



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