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Connecting our world: Thoughts onthe internet of thingsA talk delivered to MA Cultural Policy & Management students at Cit...
“....everything from tires totoothbrushes will be incommunications range, heralding thedawn of a new era, one in whichtoda...
“...the most profoundtechnologies are those thatdisappear…they weavethemselves into the fabric ofeveryday life until they ...
Why IoT?Metcalfe’s Law>>Networks>>Data
Digital          Analog
“The project will offer a new way for people toplace more value on their own objects in anincreasingly disposable economy....
“....each and every citizen of this metropolis canlift his or her wristwatch/TV and call up imagesfrom any camera in town....
“The Internet of Things can ultimately be used forthe benefit or detriment of individuals and societyas a whole. Although b...
Thank You!Anjali Ramachandran@anjali28anjalir.wordpress.com
A connected world: Thoughts on the internet of things
A connected world: Thoughts on the internet of things
A connected world: Thoughts on the internet of things
A connected world: Thoughts on the internet of things
A connected world: Thoughts on the internet of things
A connected world: Thoughts on the internet of things
A connected world: Thoughts on the internet of things
A connected world: Thoughts on the internet of things
A connected world: Thoughts on the internet of things
A connected world: Thoughts on the internet of things
A connected world: Thoughts on the internet of things
A connected world: Thoughts on the internet of things
A connected world: Thoughts on the internet of things
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This was a talk delivered to MA students of Cultural Policy and Management at City University in November 2011 - essentially an introductory summary of the phenomenon of 'internet of things'.

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    1. 1. Connecting our world: Thoughts onthe internet of thingsA talk delivered to MA Cultural Policy & Management students at CityUniversity, November 2011Anjali Ramachandran
    2. 2. “....everything from tires totoothbrushes will be incommunications range, heralding thedawn of a new era, one in whichtodays Internet (of data andpeople) gives way to tomorrowsInternet of Things.”- International Telecommunications Union,2005
    3. 3. “I am a critic of those who say thatthe internet has become a sentientand living being. But while theinternet is not conscious like anorganism, it exhibits some lifelikequalities.”- Kevin Kelly, 2011
    4. 4. “...the most profoundtechnologies are those thatdisappear…they weavethemselves into the fabric ofeveryday life until they areindistinguishable from it.”- Mark Weiser Chief Scientist, Xerox PARC,1991
    5. 5. Why IoT?Metcalfe’s Law>>Networks>>Data
    6. 6. Digital Analog
    7. 7. “The project will offer a new way for people toplace more value on their own objects in anincreasingly disposable economy. As moreimportance is placed on the objects that arealready parts of people’s lives it is hoped thatfamily or friends may find new uses for old objectsand encourage people to think twice beforethrowing something away.”- talesofthings.com
    8. 8. “....each and every citizen of this metropolis canlift his or her wristwatch/TV and call up imagesfrom any camera in town. Here, a late-eveningstroller checks to make sure no one lurks beyondthe corner she is about to turn........Over by the mall, a teenage shoplifter is takeninto custody gingerly, with minute attention toritual and rights, because the arresting officerknows the entire process is being scrutinized byuntold numbers who watch intently, lest hisneutral professionalism lapse”.- David Brin, science fiction author
    9. 9. “The Internet of Things can ultimately be used forthe benefit or detriment of individuals and societyas a whole. Although business will argue a wholeraft of benefits that include increasing efficiency,safety and health, these need to be balanced bysafeguards and controls.The ethics of mass connectivity have yet to bedeveloped.”- David Glance, Director, Centre for Software Practice, University of WesternAustralia
    10. 10. ReferencesArnall, Timo, Designing for an internet of things (Slideshare presentation),2009Cookson, Clive, The internet of things is set to come (article in the FinancialTimes), 2011Davies, Russell, Practical Magic (article in Google’s Think Quarterly), 2011Deschamps-Sonsino, Alexandra, A robotic world (Slideshare presentation),2011Deschamps-Sonsino, Alexandra, New Work (Slideshare presentation), 2011Glance, David, The internet of things – this is where we’re going (article inThe Conversation), 2011GSMA’s Connected Life project, 2011International Telecommunication Union, ITU Internet Reports 2005: Theinternet of things – Executive Summary, Geneva: ITU, 2005Kelly, Kevin, What Technology Wants, New York: Viking Publishers, 2010Kelly, Kevin, My optimism is off the charts (interview with The EuropeanMagazine), 2011 Malik, Om, The internet of things will have 24 billionconnected devices by 2020 (blog post), 2011Meloan, Steve, Towards a Global Internet of Things, 2003Simeonov, Simeon, Metcalfe’s Law: More misunderstood than wrong? (blogpost), 2006Tinker London, Homesense Research Book (Slideshare presentation), 2011Van Kranenburg, Rob, The internet of things: A critique of ambienttechnology and the all-seeing network of RFID, Amsterdam: Institute ofNetwork Cultures, 2008
    11. 11. Thank You!Anjali Ramachandran@anjali28anjalir.wordpress.com

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