Inevitable. Inextricable. Imminent. Greeting Netizens. Since you are reading this blog, you obviously belong to the “Internet of Persons,” a growing global population of 2.5 billion of your fellow human ...
IoT is the fusion of the digital and physical world. In a world of IoT, millions of things or devices will be interconnected and uniquely identified on the Internet. These things will also contribute to global data traffic.
Technology enablers of the Internet of Things include:
Improvements in technologies like RFID, ZigBee, WiFi, LAN, WAN, 3G, LTE and so onNanotechnology and miniaturization of devicesEmbedded intelligence in every deviceUbiquitous access to the Internet
In a mere 7 years, there will be anywhere from 24 to 50 billion internet connected devices. That means between 3 to 6.5 devices for every man, woman, and child on this planet. What are all these connected devices, and who is using them, you might ask.
Wearable technology is going to change everything. Yes, it will change when, where, and how we “connect.” But, even bigger than that, it will reshape the way we find happiness—no longer looking for it in self help books or friends’ advice. Instead, in our search for answers and fulfillment, we will dive into the data our bodies and actions create. This will be the ultimate disruptive technology. But this can only happen with the help of designers.
Keynote at J. Boye Philadelphia 13 by Bebo White: In the not too distant future our perception of what constitutes the World Wide Web is going to change. Far more devices and objects will become ‘first-class citizens’ of the Web and communicate via Web protocols. It is critical for us to prepare for this ‘Web of Things’ and understand how to use Web standards to interconnect all varieties of embedded devices (sensors, mobile telephones, personal and home appliances, etc.) in order to make them easier to use, operate seamlessly with other components of the Web, and be available to existing Web applications.
If utopia has always been a kind of escape clause from the human condition, contemporary techno-utopianism represents a radical upping of the ante. For entrepreneur Peter Diamandis, creator of theX Prize to spur the development of passenger-carrying private spaceships and other innovations, not only will technology make it so that "during our lifetime … we're moving off this planet," but it will solve even the gravest problems that confront humanity -- climate change, species extinction, water and energy shortages.
Andy Stanford-Clark, an IBM Master Inventor who lives in the United Kingdom, jokes that his goal was "world domination" in 1999 when he and Arlen Nipper of Eurotech invented a protocol aimed at greatly improving machine-to-machine communications.