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How wirelessly connecting objects to the Internet can help organisations anticipate change.
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Sentient World

Sentient World | Web of Things | Scoop.it

"As more and more inanimate objects start to develop data and intelligence as they connect to each other, a network of autonomous interactions will emerge. In the future, our devices will be able to manage, analyze, report, predict, forecast, and more — while humans experience their days more intelligently and efficiently. We are experiencing a shift from a world of inanimate objects and reactive devices to a world where data, intelligence, and computing power are distributed, ubiquitous, and networked. We’re seeing a variety of market forces — from sensor, data capture, and a computing processor — empower this world for consumers and organizations alike. Who will deliver the content for and based on these interactions? Who will manage the data that arises? Understanding the intersection between physical and digital, while discerning signal from noise will become base-level survival skills for organizations."


The Sentient World Meets Marketing - via Rebecca Lieb


The sentient world is no a radical future vision, it’s present reality. Readily available technologies such as smartphones, Google Goggles (and soon, Glass), augmented reality (AR), smart keys and fobs, even laptops make it increasingly easy to apply layers of content, images and information on top of object, products, and places. And at the same time, to view and experience these additional layers of content. Technology developments will soon enable more and more objects to become sentient, as Corning so elegantly depicted in its highly successful A Day Made of Glass Video.


Also see Brian Solis' presentation at Le Web about the Human API and Internet of Things (via G+ Social Business)



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Watchers, carers, and administrators: the smart homes of tomorrow

Watchers, carers, and administrators: the smart homes of tomorrow | Web of Things | Scoop.it
How smart should a smart home be before it's worthy of the name? Diane Cook's research into smart homes goes well beyond presence-detecting light switches; she's interested in homes that observe their residents and make decisions on their behalf.

 

If ambient intelligence is next, it's logical that the home will be among the first places we experience it. But what will this mean? "The idea is that computer software playing the role of an intelligent agent perceives the state of the physical environment and residents using sensors, reasons about this state using artificial intelligence techniques, and then takes actions to achieve specified goals," writes Cook. Such goals include "maximizing comfort of the residents, minimizing the consumption of resources, and maintaining the health and safety of the home and resources."

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Self-sculpting sand | R&D Mag

Self-sculpting sand | R&D Mag | Web of Things | Scoop.it
New algorithms developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers could enable heaps of ' smart sand' that can assume any shape, allowing spontaneous formation of new tools or duplication of broken mechanical parts.

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The Internet Gets Physical

The Internet Gets Physical | Web of Things | Scoop.it

"Across many industries, products and practices are being transformed by communicating sensors and computing intelligence. The smart industrial gear includes jet engines, bridges and oil rigs that alert their human minders when they need repairs, before equipment failures occur. Computers track sensor data on operating performance of a jet engine, or slight structural changes in an oil rig, looking for telltale patterns that signal coming trouble.

 

SENSORS on fruit and vegetable cartons can track location and sniff the produce, warning in advance of spoilage, so shipments can be rerouted or rescheduled. Computers pull GPS data from railway locomotives, taking into account the weight and length of trains, the terrain and turns, to reduce unnecessary braking and curb fuel consumption by up to 10 percent."

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F22 - Internet of Things | ITU World 2011

F22 - Internet of Things | ITU World 2011 | Web of Things | Scoop.it

"The Internet of Things will enable forms of collaboration and communication between people and things, and between objects (e.g, M2M), hitherto unknown and unimagined. With the benefit of integrated information processing capacity, industrial products will take on smart capabilities. They may also take on electronic identities (e.g. RFID) that can be queried remotely, or be equipped with sensors for detecting physical changes around them. Such developments will turn the static objects of today into dynamic objects - embedding intelligence in our environment and stimulating the creation of innovative products and new business opportunities. Without a doubt, the development of the Internet of Things also poses challenges to policy-makers and regulators. Are radically new approaches necessary to answer these challenges? What new business models will emerge? These and other questions will be addressed in this expert panel to help us anticipate and plan for how to prepare for these impending shifts."

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The Smart Grid Offers a Glimpse into the Internet of Things

The Smart Grid Offers a Glimpse into the Internet of Things | Web of Things | Scoop.it

"Smart Grid deployments are not only delivering improved energy security, grid reliability, and consumer control to us, they are bringing the Internet of Things closer to reality. The Internet of Things (IoT) is defined in the Smart Grid Dictionary as a conceptual description of the ability to connect any objects with an IP address and some level of embedded intelligence to the communications network. Embedded intelligence can include localization, sensing, identification, security, networking, processing, and control."

 

by Christine Hertzog

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image from Consumer Energy Report http://goo.gl/xzLyl

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Contextual Intelligence: Smart Phones To Become Big Brother?

Contextual Intelligence: Smart Phones To Become Big Brother? | Web of Things | Scoop.it

Say goodbye to privacy: In the future, advertisers, app makers, the government, and even our employers might be able to assess our personalities and react based on what we do with our phones.


Oliver Brdiczka, a manager at PARC, is working on contextual intelligence. The research, he hopes, will allow enterprises and the government to use data that is accumulated as we use our mobile phones. The data mined from our email messages, Facebook conversations, and sensors in the phone can be used for a variety of purposes, including intelligence, marketing and app design, even employee relations. In other words, owning a smart phone with this capability will be like having a spy ratting out your thoughts to the government.


For instance, PARC is working on a project that predicts a person's personality through their online behavior. The idea, Brdiczka said, is to market this data to enterprises, who want to know people's intent for targeted advertising or developing content customization. (...)


"Imagine a device that immediately lights up when you hold it in your hand and offers you the five most likely things you were going to do next: call your co-worker, drive to the meeting you're about to have, book a dinner or catch up on that article that you wanted to read," said Cue CEO Daniel Gross. "We'll be able to breathe life into our current phones, which currently only do things when we explicitly tell them every detail of what we want to do."

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A Rosie Future: Jetsons -Like Gadgets with "Ambient Intelligence" Are Key to Smart Homes and Cities: Scientific American

A Rosie Future: Jetsons -Like Gadgets with "Ambient Intelligence" Are Key to Smart Homes and Cities: Scientific American | Web of Things | Scoop.it
Information collected by AI software from sensors in homes and cities could identify and address health, safety and environmental problems without human intervention...

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Embedded platform developers must accelerate development of intelligent systems, says Microsoft

Embedded platform developers must accelerate development of intelligent systems, says Microsoft | Web of Things | Scoop.it

The integration of the three major IT application technologies, embedded systems, the Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud computing architecture, will trigger an "intelligent system" revolution in the conventional embedded device market creating completely new life, work and decision-making experiences for business managers, employees and general consumers. Microsoft Corporation OEM Embedded Sales Manager, Daniel Li thinks that OEMs must seize the huge business opportunities generated by this revolution, and actively recruit the resources from mature development and management platforms already available on the market to develop the intelligent systems that businesses need. Only by doing so can they stand a chance to succeed in future competition.

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Merging the Digital and Virtual Worlds

Merging the Digital and Virtual Worlds | Web of Things | Scoop.it

"Putting sensors and actuators in everything from homes and cars to shoes and coffee cups promises to make our daily lives easier, safer and more efficient. But such 'ambient intelligence' requires a merger of the virtual and digital worlds. EU-funded researchers in the Sensei project are bridging the gap and their results are already leading to 'smart cities' being set up all over Europe."

 

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Authenticate or Die - Forbes

Authenticate or Die - Forbes | Web of Things | Scoop.it

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"That anonymity—one of the few serious flaws in the design of the Internet—is giving the bad guys plenty of cover and keeping society as a whole from fully benefiting from what the Internet has to offer.

 

And this situation is only going to get worse as we move to what’s been dubbed the “Internet of Things.”

 

It’s a world where the line between what’s a computer and what’s not a computer gets increasingly blurred, and every device we have looks, smells, and behaves more and more like a computer. The smartphone is the most obvious example, but now you can add things such as cars, medical devices, household appliances, almost every device in your a/v cabinet and more. Increasingly, the things in our everyday infrastructure are gaining the intelligence and the processing power of computers, which means they’re also vulnerable to attack."

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