The Internet of Stuff

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Talk for eComm 09
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The Internet of Stuff

  1. 1. The internet of stuff how the internet of things might change the way we communicate Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino CEO & Co-Founder of Tinker.it! twitter.com / tinker_it eComm 09 October 28th 2009
  2. 2. Cats Phones Electronics Babies Internet
  3. 3. tinker.it arduino.cc makezine.com/projects (search for phone) http://openmoco.org/node/23 (look at hardware requirements)
  4. 4. The internet of what? Things surround us and we surround ourselves with things. Weʼve either chosen them or they have been chosen for us. They are sometimes described as “smart”, often and mostly dumb.
  5. 5. Half-baked history 1990 - Networked Coke machine - Xerox park 1998 - Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol - The Internet Society 2001 - Smart fridge concept announced by Tesco 2001 - Orange at home- Smart homes 2005 - Shaping Things - Bruce Sterling 2005 - Arduino is born - Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, Italy 2006 - Nabaztag is launched - Violet 2006 - iPod + Nike is launched - Apple 2006 - Everyware - Adam Greenfield 2006 - LIFT - Blogject workshop - Julian Bleecker & Nicolas Nova 2006 - Near field interactions workshop, NordiCHI, Oslo 2007 - Whattson - DIY Kyoto 2007 - iPhone is launched - Apple 2007 - Xbee takes off with Making Things Talk - Tom Igoe 2008 - Pachube is out of alpha 2008 - Arduino Ethernet shield is launched 2008 - Nick OʼLeary at IBM gets his Current Cost meter hooked up 2009 - TinkerKit development is announced 2009 - Tom Taylor gets a micro printer to talk Twitter 2009 - Bubblino by Adrian McEwen is a fixture at Uk tech conferences
  6. 6. I am my things Simple consumer reality, but is there more to it?
  7. 7. I am my devices
  8. 8. Communication through Non-Verbal Verbal Keyboards / Touch
  9. 9. Me My things My devices The Cloud Your things Your devices You
  10. 10. Devices that know Nabaztag Nike + iPod Poken Swinx
  11. 11. Arduino.cc Cheap and easy way to prototype with technologies Started in 2005 100 K units sold
  12. 12. Decoupled technology RFID Bluetooth Xbee (wireless protocol from the construction industry) Sensors Wifi / ethernet GPS
  13. 13. Stuff that knows and tells
  14. 14. I am consuming! Kill a watt
  15. 15. The baby is here! Kickbee
  16. 16. The cat is here CaTaLog http://www.nermal.org/
  17. 17. I am thirsty Botanicalls
  18. 18. I am here Bubblino from Adrian McEwen
  19. 19. New product possibilities Guardian Twat race Rewind Centograph
  20. 20. Loosely joined Google Android Arduino Make Pachube Nintendo MIT
  21. 21. Pachube London, UK
  22. 22. Challenges How do you switch them off? How do you tell them to shut up? How do you lie? “Nonverbal communication makes it easier to lie without being revealed.”
  23. 23. The future is almost there New investment from telcos Partnerships with smaller businesses A decentralised view of technology provision User-centered / generated solutions An internet of it all.
  24. 24. Thanks! Dank u! http://www.slideshare.net/jyri/microblogging-tiny-social-objects-on-the-future-of-participatory-media Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino www.tinker.it alex@tinker.it

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