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Spime, GPS Technology & The Pedantic Web

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  • 1. Spime, GPS & the Pedantic Web: An Intergalactic Experience
    Presented by: Laura Mikolaitis
    CIM 654: Knowledge Management
  • 2.
    • Section I: Origins of Spime
    • 3. Section II: Examples
    • 4. Section III: GPS Technology
    • 5. Section IV: The Pedantic Web
    • 6. Section V: Combining the Galaxies
    Spime, GPS & The Pedantic Web
  • 7. A futuristic look at technology through a sci-fi lens
    Section I: Origins of Spime
  • 8. Who am I?
  • 9. What is spime?
    n. A theoretical object that can be tracked precisely in space and time over the lifetime of the object. [Blend of space and time.]
  • 10. Internet of Things (IoT)
    Imagine if every object you own had a presence on the internet:
    Your car
    Your remote control
    Your favorite pair of sneakers
    Your football
  • 11. Why IoT?
    Smarter marketing
    Smarter manufacturing
    Smarter consumer
    “Peer to Peer” communications
  • 12. Blobjects: What are they?
  • 13. The Evolution of Spime
  • 14. How to Recognize Spime
    Conceived and designed within a network
    Unique identification
    Physically fabricated directly from its virtual plans
    Can be tracked with geo location technologies
    Can be searched out through search engines
    Designed for disassembly
    Historical: Metadata
  • 15. If spime were to exist…
    Section II: Examples
  • 16. Working Spime
  • 17.
  • 18. ioBridge
  • 19. Section III: GPS Technology
    Amazing technologies are like bright shining stars…
  • 20. GPS Technology
  • 21. CitySense
  • 22. What is this galaxy?
    Section IV: Pedantic Web
  • 23. Pedantic Web
    Q. What does pedantic mean?
    A. Ostentatious in one’s learning; overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, especially in teaching.
  • 24. Pedantic Web
    More commonly known as the Semantic Web
    Nickname bestowed by XML developers
    Extension of the world wide web
    Help computers “read” and use the web
    Fueled by metadata
  • 25. Imagine the Possibilities
  • 26. Imagine the Possibilities Now…
    With the semantic web you could:
    Enter your preferences for your Viking Range into a computerized agent
    Agent searches the web
    Best option is found
    Agent places your order
    Agent opens your personal finance software on your computer
    Agent records amount spent
    Agent marks the estimated delivery date on your calendar
    Bonus: The agent also learns your habits and preferences, so if you had a bad experience it would know to cease using the site in the future.
  • 27. Aligning the stars…how does it all fit together
    Section V: Combining the Galaxies
  • 28. Aligning the Stars
  • 29. The End…hope you enjoyed the show!
  • 30. References
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    McFedries, P. (2006, April 19). Word spy: the word lover’s guide to new words. Wordspy.com, Retrieved from http://www.wordspy.com/words/spime.asp
    pedantic. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved October 03, 2010, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pedantic
    Saenz, A. Building an internet of things. (2010, April 27). Singularityhub.com, Retrieved from http://singularityhub.com/2010/04/27/building-an-internet-of-things-video/
    Sterling, B. (2004, August 17). When blobjects rule the earth. Boingboing.net, Retrieved from http://boingboing.net/images/blobjects.htm.
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