Chris Speed is Reader in Digital Spaces at the Edinburgh College of Art / University of Edinburgh and part of http://www.designinformatics.org. Chris has sustained a...
The Internet of Autonomous Things: Strong Devices, Weakly Connected
Source: "„Trends are good, but use is king. The bottom line is that you don't go far in the embedded/connected world before you see the need for autonomous behaviour, beyond simply streaming data to and receiving commands from a cloud.....Putting it all together, this is a dimension of the future Internet of Things we see coming. Strong devices, weakly connected to their cloud masters. Devices running complex, high-level code, making real decisions, and devices that continue working with or without network connectivity. This is not to say that the weak device scenarios are invalid, but the realities around network availability and use cases will make them quite often veer towards more autonomous behaviour.”