Coming Really Soon According to the IP for Smart Objects (IPSO) Alliance, an increasing number of embedded devices will be supporting the IP protocol, so that many physical objects will soon possess direct connectivity to the Internet . Trifa-Guinard, Towards the Web of Things
1 Physical Object + 1 IP Address = ? ! ? = 1 Listening & Speaking Physical Object (real-world objects will become first class citizens of the World Wide Web)
Contra the Internet of Things The Internet of Things is a risky path when aimed to replicate the man dominance over things: a few experts will be able to make use of the interconnected things and to limit our interactions with them.
Towards the Web of Things Reuse of existing Web standards will allow any device to finally " speak " the same language as other resources on Web, therefore making it much easier to integrate physical devices with any other Web content. Trifa-Guinard, Towards the Web of Things
Obey Things! The Web of Things requires a new virtue: Oboedientia (latin) = ob-audire = to listen to
un-Tech Approach The Internet of Things vs. the Web of Things is not about technicalities, it's all about culture , it's the KulturArbeit (Freud) of our Age. It's about to get rid of the subject vs object relation. Do we want Things speaking? Are we able to listen to their sayings? WHAT THE HELL DOES ALL THAT MEAN?
So let them speak... … and learn to listen: can't imagine? Trains informing you that the toilet is our of order before you book your place, cheese and ham suggesting wine couplings, lost things crying for rescuers, even animals telling their own story... THERE IS MORE BY LISTENING-TO THAN BY DOMINATING THINGS
OK, something geeky now You, Holy Priests of the Net Age Oh You, Venerable Developer PLEASE listen to my prayer: when thinking of what to do with those Things, think of them like our peers , and invent tools to let them speaking their words , not ours. Amen :) Antonio Tombolini [email_address]