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.

Rob van Kranenburg: Mapping Territory, looking back ten years of Internet of Things

Mapping territory. In Dreams of a Final Theory, Steven Weinberg speaks of the "spooky  ability of mathematicians to anticipate structures that are relevant  to the real world".  This text is about the spooky ability of  designers to do just that, to anticipate structures that are relevant  to the real world, however spooky the real world might become. Read more about Rob van Kranenburg: Mapping Territory, looking back ten years of Internet of Things



Gildas Avoine: December Report of the RFID Security and Privacy Lounge

December Report of the RFID Security and Privacy Lounge. And a reminder that the deadline for the Second International Workshop on Lightweight Cryptography for Security & Privacy (LightSec 2013) - which welcomes submissions related to RFID -- is on January 25th, 2013. NEW REFERENCES ON THE LOUNGE IN DECEMBER: Read more about Gildas Avoine: December Report of the RFID Security and Privacy Lounge



Angela Guess: How the Internet of Things Will Reshape the World in 2013

The first item on Kramer’s list: The internet of things. He writes, “GE CEO Jeff Immelt spoke recently about the arrival of the ‘industrial internet’ – wired machines that can connect with each other. Along with the rise of sensors that can deliver real-time pictures of environmental and other conditions, we are soon to be able to see and understand where and how resources are being used. Read more about Angela Guess: How the Internet of Things Will Reshape the World in 2013



Charles Cooper: The Internet of Things gets a Consortium

Source: "In the never-ending quest to hook up the physical and digital worlds -- as we wait for the world of networked computing to spread beyond the boundaries of computers and smartphones to just about anything -- a new consortium will hold its first meeting this week at CES to compare notes. The so-called Internet of Things Consortium is a nonprofit organization which says its mission is to Read more about Charles Cooper: The Internet of Things gets a Consortium



Rob Soderbery: How Many Things Are Currently Connected To The "Internet of Things" (IoT)?

Source: "This is a topic that is important to us at Cisco. We believe the number of internet connected devices reached 8.7 billion in 2012. There are a number of estimates out there by others, but they are generally in the eight to ten billion range. This number would include traditional computer devices, mobile devices... Read more about Rob Soderbery: How Many Things Are Currently Connected To The "Internet of Things" (IoT)?



Alexander Soule: Local companies work to allow machines to talk to each other

Source: "With the so-called “Internet of things” still early in its evolution, programmers are working on software to help businesses manage myriad devices to exchange information on a machine-to-machine basis. In time, they envision a middleware layer that will make such connections akin to adding a device to a home or corporate network today.... Read more about Alexander Soule: Local companies work to allow machines to talk to each other



2013: The year of the Internet of Things

Source: "The Internet of Things probably already influences your life. And if it doesn’t, it soon will, say computer scientists. Back in 1999, a technologist called Kevin Ashton pointed out that almost all the information available on the internet–a mere 50 petabytes at that time–had been captured or created by humans in the form of text, photos, videos etc. Ashton suggested that this was likely to change in the not too distant future ... Read more about 2013: The year of the Internet of Things



Elizabeth Presson: 2013 Forecast: The Internet of Things is Changing Your World, So Pay Attention

Source: "The Internet of Things — you see the term daily and hear people debate about how its full inception will happen, even more so with Consumer Electronics Show right around the corner (January 8, 2013 in Las Vegas).  And, by now, you’ve seen the statistic that 50-100 billion devices will be connected... Read more about Elizabeth Presson: 2013 Forecast: The Internet of Things is Changing Your World, So Pay Attention



Kara Miller and Kinne Chapin: With Great Intelligence Comes Great Responsibility

With Great Intelligence Comes Great Responsibility:" Just think of this familiar scenario — a friend wants to drop something by your house while you’re at work, but she can’t because you’ve locked the door. It’s an everyday problem, and it inspired Sanjay Sarma, a professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, to create a solution. Read more about Kara Miller and Kinne Chapin: With Great Intelligence Comes Great Responsibility



Lori Bitter: Big Thinking For Older Consumers in 2013: The Internet of Things

Lori Bitter: "Many of the presentations focus on technology that monitors consumers, and much is focused on health care, caregiving and health-related reporting. To truly capture the imagination and marketshare of the lucrative boomer consumer market, we need to pull back to the larger concept of the “the Internet of things.” Read more about Lori Bitter: Big Thinking For Older Consumers in 2013: The Internet of Things



Paul Lindner: The infrastructure of the Internet of Things is being enabled by new low-cost, high- volume manufacturing processes.

Paul Lindner: "A city’s skyline is a testament to the transformative power of technology—skyscrapers made possible only by the Bessemer steel manufacturing process introduced in the 19th century.  Now in the 21st century, the world is undergoing another major transformation... Read more about Paul Lindner: The infrastructure of the Internet of Things is being enabled by new low-cost, high- volume manufacturing processes.



Stacey Higginbotham: 4 questions to ask about the internet of things

Source: "The internet of things and connected devices are going to be a big topic at the Consumer Electronics Show next week in Las Vegas, as companies seek to wow the audience with connected fridges, iOS-based home automation products and dongles galore that will connect everything in your home to some wireless standard or another. Read more about Stacey Higginbotham: 4 questions to ask about the internet of things



Anindya Batabyal: Cisco is banking on its expertise in networking to emerge as an integrated player in the Internet of Things.

Anindya Batabyal: "The Internet of Things is a vision. It’s being built today. It’s the idea that at some point billions of electronic devices and sensors will be connected to the Internet in parallel to the hundreds of millions of people who have access to the Net. Read more about Anindya Batabyal: Cisco is banking on its expertise in networking to emerge as an integrated player in the Internet of Things.



Paul Brody: The Internet of Things starts to bear fruit

Source: "People have been talking and writing about the “Internet of Things” for more than a decade. It’s the idea that at some point billions of electronic devices and sensors will be connected to the Internet in parallel to the hundreds of millions of people who have access to the Net. But, unlike so many of the whiz-bang technologies that are forever predicted but never arrive, such as flying cars and time machines, the Internet of Things is on the verge of becoming a reality. Read more about Paul Brody: The Internet of Things starts to bear fruit



Stefan Ferber: Bosch supports the Springboard accelerator for the Internet of Things

Source: "Springboard is a UK-based start-up incubator that combines investment capital with an intensive 13 week mentor-led accelerator program. The program ends with an investor day where the teams present their propositions to an audience of angel investors and venture capitalists. Springboard provides fantastic office spaces Read more about Stefan Ferber: Bosch supports the Springboard accelerator for the Internet of Things



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