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.

Jack Shafer: Don’t fear the Internet of things

Source: "Novelist Philip K. Dick anticipated by four decades the Internet of Things, a phenomenon touted loudly by the press from this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Internetaware automobiles, toothbrushes, mattresses, infant monitors, fitness trackers, pet collars, tennis rackets, lightbulbs, toilets, bathroom scales, “wearable” tech, tricorder-like medical sensors, and more have arrived or are on their way.
Dick, ever the dystopian, recognized that one man’s technological boon is inevitably another’s bane, and expressed this view most bleakly in his Ubik.


Andrew McWilliams - The Hardware Explosion

Source: "Hardware is shattering into smaller and smaller pieces. We are heading for an Ambient Computing future, where small, specialized personal devices communicate over cloud-based services and sink into the background, hiding complexity and activating only when needed. In this presentation we discover that as the hardware arena becomes more complex, throwing together quick prototypes becomes much simpler. Andrew McWilliams is a creative technologist exploring this vision through depth, interaction, nstallation, and hacking. 


Devindra Hardawar: Internet-of-Things pioneer shows off cute (and creepy) monitoring gadget: Mother

Source: „A decade before people were talking about the “Internet of Things,” there was Nabaztag, a Wi-Fi connected, rabbit-shaped device that could read your email, news, and other digital information aloud. Though it wasn’t a huge success, Nabaztag gave us a glimpse of what was possible when you connected things in the real world the Internet. Now its creator, French serial entrepreneur Rafi Haladjian, is gearing up to launch a gadget that expands on the ideas Nabaztag first introduced. Read more about Devindra Hardawar: Internet-of-Things pioneer shows off cute (and creepy) monitoring gadget: Mother



Ken Hess: The Internet of Things outlook for 2014: Everything connected and communicating

Source: "Kevin Ashton, a British technology pioneer who co-founded the Auto-ID Center at MIT, which created a global standard system for RFID and other sensors, coined the phrase "Internet of Things" back in 1999. His Internet of Things (IoT) is a system where the Internet is connected to the physical world via ubiquitous sensors. And sensors can be any device that gathers data and reports that data to a data collection facility such as a data warehouse, a database, or log server. Read more about Ken Hess: The Internet of Things outlook for 2014: Everything connected and communicating



Naman Muley: The Internet of things: Literally reinventing the wheel

Source: „The computers are breeding. Little computers serving different purposes are invented every year. First, the computers became small enough to be held in palms and laps, and then they entered into phones.  Thanks to Steve Jobs, a new branch of tablets have been added to the technological evolution tree. Samsung added the watch to the latest family of computing gadgets that are connected to the network. Once the Internet was born, computers began evolving into other devices like smartphones and tablets.


Gaiutham Nagesh: Setting Rules for the Internet of Things



Source: "Doors that unlock via smartphone. Household appliances that can be operated remotely. Baby clothes with sensors that notify parents when their child rolls over. The so-called Internet of Things – highlight of the Consumer Electronics Show — promises untold wonders. But it also will require rules, federal officials say. At a panel discussion Wednesday, officials expressed concerns about issues like freeing enough airwaves to ensure the devices can communicate without interference. Regulators say they’re wary of imposing rules that would stifle innovation, but want to protect public security and privacy. Read more about Gaiutham Nagesh: Setting Rules for the Internet of Things





Paul Ebeling: The Internet of Things , 99% Of All Things Are Still Not Connected

Source: "The “Internet of Things” refers to the phenomena of every conceivable item from glasses and watches to kitchen devices and home security to cars being controlled and connected by what has quickly become the ubiquitous Internet.
 
John Chambers, the Chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) delivered a Keynote speech at the CES, and his presentation focused directly on the theme of the show: The Internet of Things: Where the Money Lies.


Matteo Cevese: the second call of TechPeaks, (January 20!) our people accelerator based in Trento

We recently launched the second call of TechPeaks, (closing on January 20!) our people accelerator based in Trento. TechPeaks is a public accelerator, unique in its kind because we accept both startup and individuals, with or without idea, supporting them with idea generation labs, workshops, grants and more all for 0% equity. This year we are focusing on attracting startups from specific technological verticals which have synergies with the local research ecosystem, one of these is Internet of things. Read more about Matteo Cevese: the second call of TechPeaks, (January 20!) our people accelerator based in Trento



Jacob Siegal: Wolfram’s latest: A database of every connected device in the world

Source: "Nearly everything at CES 2014 connects to the Internet. It can be an overwhelming prospect to imagine all of your devices interacting with one another, which is why Stephen Wolfram’s next major initiative will attempt to catalog each and every electronic device and household appliance on the planet that makes up the Internet of Things. The Wolfram Connected Device Project just launched on Monday, but already contains thousands of navigation systems, watches, vacuum cleaners and even a set of forks. Every single device also has its own information with data Read more about Jacob Siegal: Wolfram’s latest: A database of every connected device in the world



Robyn Beck: "Internet of things" all the rage at Consumer Electronics Show

Source: "The Kolibree toothbrush, the world's first Internet-connected toothbrush, is displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show at the Mandalay Bay. This curious phrase, known as "IoT" among technoscenti, has entered the lexicon in a big way. And as the technology world descends on Las Vegas this week for the Consumer Electronics Show, the emerging concept is drawing the lion's share of the spotlight.

The IoT basically describes new technologies that will put even the most insignificant object on the Internet. Read more about Robyn Beck: "Internet of things" all the rage at Consumer Electronics Show



Rob van Kranenburg: So who is going to build a third party trust provider for Internet of Things?

Yesterday we had a short public meeting on IoT in Taipei, hosted by Jason Hsu and his team at MakerBar Taipei. The place was packed. We pulled the chairs into a circle and had a discussion with the attendants. The diversity was mind-blowing. There were people working as/in VC, Real Estate, Pharma, starting up a Biitcoin venture in Taiwan, front end web development, online gaming, educational technologies, aqua phonics, IT consultancy, automotive, supply chain management, and many other professions and professional interests. We wondered what on earth brought us together over something as elusive as ‚Internet of Things’ Read more about Rob van Kranenburg: So who is going to build a third party trust provider for Internet of Things?



Chris Bucholtz: The Internet of Things: Do Customers Have a Say in Who Owns Their Data?

Source: ""There’s a lot of money being made these days by people professing to be experts in big data and the interconnected concept of the Internet of Things. Business leaders who have been converted into disciples of data and analysis eagerly imagine the possibilities of a thoroughly interconnected world in which individual customers’ behaviors can be determined and even predicted by data delivered direct from their devices — ranging from their computers to their home appliances. This avalanche of data — big data, to use the overworked term —


Call For Papers: "Defining the Sensor Society"

Source: "Sensors are proliferating across the networked digital landscape in the form of smart phones, smart cameras, interactive billboards, drones, and a growing array of fixed environmental sensors and interactive devices and platforms. The advent of digital interactivity means that devices which permeate our work, social, leisure, and domestic lives can all come to double as sensors. Our cars collect detailed information about our driving habits and destinations. Our smart phones gather a growing array of detailed and data about our communication activities and more. The growing network of sensors contributes to a fast-growing stream of data about everything Read more about Call For Papers: "Defining the Sensor Society"



The 10th Swiss Biennial on Science, Technics + Aesthetics: BE THE CHANGE WE WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD

Source: "On the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Swiss Biennial on Science, Technics + Aesthetics decision makers, experts and stakeholders from enterprises, politics, science, non-profit organizations and other institutions are invited to Lucerne. Mahatma Ghandi's famous sentence You must be the change you wish to see in the world provides the starting point for the Biennial in order to think about collective, individual and creative possibilities for action and ways of coming to grips with the pressing Read more about The 10th Swiss Biennial on Science, Technics + Aesthetics: BE THE CHANGE WE WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD



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