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How wirelessly connecting objects to the Internet can help organisations anticipate change.
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Dooming scenario

Dooming scenario | Web of Things | Scoop.it

In another scenario, where we can recognize a seamless network “of things” (Rob Van Kranenbrug, Internet of Things) – of cars, of cities, of washing machines communicating – the idea is to leave this network open, and not enclosed in the hands of one middleman, one government, or one or two states (and Moglen will use examples of USA and China), that can choose to act in their un-wisdom. Moglen argues, in a dooming scenario where big data is collected about each citizen, that “we need to reposses the web away from the man in the middle.” Otherwise, our memories will become inferior to this “big data” because what is collected will not be forgotten. “Media consumes us”, he concludes, “watching us watching it,” and the freedom of thought may be lost forever if there wasn't anyone left running free software, securing free (un-surveilled) media, leaving the seamless network – open.

 

In my view, the central question was revolving around the ways of securing our own autonomy[...]

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CIA Chief: We’ll Spy on You Through Your Dishwasher

CIA Chief: We’ll Spy on You Through Your Dishwasher | Web of Things | Scoop.it

Earlier this month, Petraeus mused about the emergence of an “Internet of Things” — that is, wired devices — at a summit for In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital firm. “‘Transformational’ is an overused word, but I do believe it properly applies to these technologies,” Petraeus enthused, “particularly to their effect on clandestine tradecraft.”

 

All those new online devices are a treasure trove of data if you’re a “person of interest” to the spy community. Once upon a time, spies had to place a bug in your chandelier to hear your conversation. With the rise of the “smart home,” you’d be sending tagged, geolocated data that a spy agency can intercept in real time when you use the lighting app on your phone to adjust your living room’s ambiance.

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P.A.U.S.E.S. — the Physical Autonomous Ubiquitous Social Engagement System

In a not too distant future where both objects and people are networked, and continually maintaining one’s online persona is of paramount importance, a new technology has emerged: systems that monitor our actions, interpret them and inform the the world about the important activities we are engaged in.

 

P.A.U.S.E.S. (the Physical Autonomous Ubiquitous Social Engagement System) is the world’s leading provider of this emergent technology.

 

Your P.A.U.S.E.S. device monitors your behavior and interactions, automatically generating a ‘micro-status’. This ‘micro-status’ is then displayed on your chest unit, as well as published to your online social profiles, sharing essential information with those in your physical and virtual vicinity.

 

Read more about the project here: mdp.lifeforms.ie/project/pauses/

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Easier, better identitiy on the horizon

Easier, better identitiy on the horizon | Web of Things | Scoop.it

"Together, three trends lead to an Internet of Things, where smart phones use NFC to make statements about the physical world. For example, there has already been an art exhibition that lets visitors vote for their favorite display by tapping with their smartphone. But more importantly, there’s an Internet of Secure Things coming. You will be able to use your smartphone to badge in to work, unlock your PC, start your car or motorcycle (the prototype of that is already working), as well as merely pay for things.

 

It isn’t going to all happen in 2012, but we are likely to look back at 2012 as the year when it took off."

 

By Jon Callas, CTO, Entrust One - on the confluence of few major trends.

 

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