The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vision. It is being built today. The stakeholders are known, the debate has yet to start. In hundreds of years our real needs have not changed. We want to be loved, feel safe, have fun, be relevant in work and friendship, be able to support our families and somehow play a role - however small - in the larger scheme of things. So what will really happen when things, homes and cities become smart? The result will probably be an tsunami of what at first looks like very small steps, small changes. The purpose of Council is to follow and  forecast what will happen when smart objects surround us in smart homes, offices, streets, and cities.

Claire Swedberg: Marshall University Researchers Foresee a 'Perfect Storm' for RFID in Health Care

Source: "The health-care industry is poised to undergo significant changes related to information sharing and supply chain management, at the same time that the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—also known as Obamacare—is expected to swell the volume of patients that hospitals and clinics manage on a daily basis. With these changes taking place, RFID promises to be a benefit to the health-care sector... Read more about Claire Swedberg: Marshall University Researchers Foresee a 'Perfect Storm' for RFID in Health Care



J. O'Dell: Jim Zemlin: “There have been attempts to solve it or around standardizations. But the code really talks here. …

Source: "The Internet of things is coming on faster than ever, thanks to a new, huge alliance. Qualcomm, LG, the Linux Foundation, and a whole team of heavy-hitters in the Internet of things world are coming together and forming an alliance. Thrilling Star Wars terminology aside, the AllSeen Alliance, as it’s called, will take on the monumental, Read more about J. O'Dell: Jim Zemlin: “There have been attempts to solve it or around standardizations. But the code really talks here. …



Randy Kennedy: museums can be places for creative thinking in ways we don’t normally expect.

Ms. Phillips said she anticipated criticism from people who would question why a museum would want to be involved in nurturing businesses, but she added: “I think our notion of the art world as formed by New York City is a very limited concept. And I think museums can be places for creative thinking in ways we don’t normally expect. In the most basic way, this will be like what artists... Read more about Randy Kennedy: museums can be places for creative thinking in ways we don’t normally expect.



Nancy Scola: The Messy Taxonomy of “Civic Tech”

Source:..."There isn’t a common definition of civic tech," says Jon Sotsky, director of strategy and assessment at the Knight Foundation. So the researchers began by seeding the study with a few groups and companies that they considered core to the field. From there they used media mentions and investment data to build out a map of related organizations. Adds Mayur Patel, vice president for strategy and assessment at Knight, "“we tried to make a distinction between resident-driven peer-to-peer, Read more about Nancy Scola: The Messy Taxonomy of “Civic Tech”



INEX advisors: Unclear ROI and insufficient ROI are two of the top 10 barriers to deployment of IOT

Source: "Unclear ROI and insufficient ROI are two of the top 10 barriers to deployment of IOT – and this is from experienced investigators and deployers.  And even when one of the most experienced guys in the space takes it on, it is not that simple.
But take another look at that chart and you may see a number of other line item barriers that have implications for training, Read more about INEX advisors: Unclear ROI and insufficient ROI are two of the top 10 barriers to deployment of IOT



Dan Hill: the city as public good

Source... "Might we enable patterns of living that recognise that cities, as the richest expression of the diversity and dynamism of human culture, thrive on the very unpredictability and inefficiency of citizens, that the city is in itself a form of resistance to steady state systems and refuses to settle on “natural equilibriums”, that it can nonetheless be guided and shaped by shared governance cultures based on its incompleteness, openness and sense of possibility, and recognition that it is a process, not an accretion of infrastructure?
Read more about Dan Hill: the city as public good



Ultra fast, ultra low energy transistors in Electronic and Optical Nanosystems

2014 Foresight Technical Conference: Integration —February 7-9, 2014: "Dr. Reza Arghavani is the Managing Director of Technology for LAM Research Corporation. He will be speaking on the realization of nanotechnology approaching the atomic scale that underpins the ultra fast, ultra low energy transistors of the 22nm node devices on sale today and the challenges for creating the even more demanding, smaller, faster and lower power devices of the future as we approach the limits of design. Read more about Ultra fast, ultra low energy transistors in Electronic and Optical Nanosystems



THINGS

A hardware conference. 
Berlin, May 2 & 3.

An international line-up of speakers will cover everything it takes to turn garage projects into scaling companies. Additional demo sessions will give exposure to some of the most interesting hardware companies in Europe. Plus plenty of space to foster community, collaboration and exchange of ideas in Berlin as one of Europe’s top emerging hardware hubs. 



ThingsCon is brought to you by Simon Höher (Knowable), Max Krüger and Peter Bihr. Expect more information soon! Sign up to stay updated. Read more about THINGS



Judith E. Glaser: Smarter Cities, Co-Creation, Conversational Intelligence, Government

What Michael Dixon describes is what I call "Co-creation." Trust, from a neurochemical point of view, is the foundation for all collaborative thinking, Trust lives in the prefrontal cortex, also called the "Executive Brain," and is the most advanced part of our brain. Distrust lives in the Reptilian Brain, the oldest part of our brain -- which is also where fear lives. When we live in a state of fear, our brain is spraying cortisol -- the fear hormone -- Read more about Judith E. Glaser: Smarter Cities, Co-Creation, Conversational Intelligence, Government



Zach Cochran: Garageio is the simple and secure way to control and monitor your garage door from anywhere in the world

Garageio is the simple and secure way to control and monitor your garage door from anywhere in the world, without replacing your existing garage door opener. No more turning around to make sure your garage door is closed. No more leaving your garage door open all night long. Give access to your close friends and family and see who is accessing your garage and when. Alottazs Labs, LLC, a Columbus, Ohio based company, has developed the technology Read more about Zach Cochran: Garageio is the simple and secure way to control and monitor your garage door from anywhere in the world



Christopher Mims: 2014 is the year of the internet of things—no, seriously, we mean it this time

Source: "It’s fair to say that more people have heard of the “internet of things” than have experienced it. There is breathless press coverage of the phenomenon—always patiently re-explained by tech pundits as the trend by which all of our most mundane possessions will become internet-connected—each time novel, if obscure, inventions make a name off successful Kickstarter campaigns. These are invariably coupled with estimates that the internet of things will be a multi-trillion dollar business. Read more about Christopher Mims: 2014 is the year of the internet of things—no, seriously, we mean it this time



Patrick Goss: Why the Internet of Things will change all of our lives. In Depth An Orwellian nightmare or a Utopian future?

Source: "'I've learned how to love sales people' says internet founder. The chances are you've already heard someone mention the Internet of Things, and it's certainly a phrase that you are going to hear more and more in the coming years, so what exactly is it? At its most basic, the Internet of Things is the, frankly horrible, term used to describe the millions of devices that are now connected together and to the internet Read more about Patrick Goss: Why the Internet of Things will change all of our lives. In Depth An Orwellian nightmare or a Utopian future?



Vadim Chekletsov: The first Russian IoT-book

"The Sense of the Planet..." deals with philosophical approach to new technologies development. Сonvergence of Human Enhancement and Ambient technologies (Internet of Things, Augmented reality and other Hybrid Environment and pancommunication trends) makes possible to create certain layer of reality, representing certain mode of our corporeality as emerging process. Classical intersubjectivity problem has to be re-read in context of mutual understanding of natural intelligence, Artificial (AI) and Ambient Intelligence. Read more about Vadim Chekletsov: The first Russian IoT-book



Jeffrey Roman: Risks to the 'Internet of Things’: Managing Privacy Will Be Key


Source: "The privacy and security risks posed by the Internet of Things will pose a growing challenge for IT security professionals managing online transactions and relationships in the coming years, ISACA's Robert Stroud says.
The Internet of Things - only 16 percent of respondents to an ISACA survey know what it is - refers to various devices such as GPS systems, electronic toll devices and smart TVs, to name a few, that are connected to the Internet. Read more about Jeffrey Roman: Risks to the 'Internet of Things’: Managing Privacy Will Be Key




Rich Quinnell: Protecting Privacy in a Connected World

Source: "As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to be built, it may be at the expense of what some consider a fundamental right: privacy. To avoid consumer backlash and the imposition of draconian regulations should privacy concerns arise, IoT developers need to understand the privacy implications of their systems and take steps to prevent abuse.

The place to begin that process is with a frank conversation about what privacy is (or should be). Read more about Rich Quinnell: Protecting Privacy in a Connected World



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