The Internet of Things: What does the future hold?
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The Internet of Things: What does the future hold?
The Internet of Things is changing how we interact with "things" in the world around us. It has the potential to change business and life as we know for the better through a range of applications.
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Integrating RFIDs and Smart Objects into a UnifiedInternet of Things Architecture

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Provides some information on the technological issues involved in implementing IoT systems. This may act as an indication on how the technologies will develop and the factors that are currently preventing progress.

 

This source is from an academic journal.

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Disruptive Civil Technologies

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Relevant information begins on page 27

 

Discusses how the IoT could disrupt the structure of society and gives particular insight into the potential security/privacy risks associated with making everyday objects network-enabled. Explores in detail how new technologies could have positive or negative effects.

 

Most importantly, this document presents 5 major scenarios describing the way in which the IoT might develop going forward into the future. This will prove invaluable when exploring where the technologies will be in the next 5 to 10 years.

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Internet-of-Things_in_2020_EC-EPoSS_Workshop_Report_2008_v3.pdf

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Provides a great overview of the subject and explores several different areas including applications (use cases) of the IoT, enablers and barriers, effects on society and future outlook.

 

The document is provided by the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration making it a valid source, however some information may be outdated as it is over 4 years old.

 

This source will be useful when discussing the implications of The Internet of Things and the way in which it could change everyday life for businesses and society in general. The trends and enabling/disabling factors in particular provide insight into what developments will be seen in the area over the next 5 to 10 years.

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The Smart City Project in Santander | Sensors

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The city of Santander in Spain is the site of a large-scale Smart City test bed. As part of this project, Libelium's wireless sensor networks are used to collect data on a range of parameters important for the health of the city and its inhabitants.

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This article explores a real-life IoT implementation that is being used to cut the amount of carbon dioxide emissions of a city in Spain while simultaneously improving quality of life and cutting costs. Shows how the IoT can be used by citizens and the government to improve aspects of city life and drops some useful facts along the way; 75% of Europeans live in urban areas, so developments in IoT are neccessary and worthwhile.

 

It would be of interest to know how long it took to implement the system and what the results were; has it improved quality of life and helped to cut emissions?

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judycurtis's curator insight, March 14, 2013 12:58 PM

In Sensors Magazine, Alberto Bielsa of Libelium gives a comprehensive view on the SmartSantander project, explaining the rationale behind it and, in practical terms, describing how the networks were conceived and implemented.

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Open sourcing the Internet of Things

Thingsquare, a company founded by Contiki OS creator Adam Dunkels, today released the code for its wireless networking system, Mist, which is designed to make it easy to connect low-power devices directly to the Internet.
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This source demonstrates that there is genuine interest in making the Internet of Things an open set of technologies. This hints at what the future of IoT might look like and suggests that anyone who is interested in developing their own systems is empowered to do so.

 

As with the open source movement, this could mean rapid development in the Internet of Things.

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