The Internet Of Things

The Internet Of Things
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Video featuring, from IBM: Mike Wing, Andy Stanford-Clark and John Tolva.

Over the past century but accelerating over the past couple of decades, we have seen the emergence of a kind of global data field. The planet itself – natural systems, human systems, physical objects – have always generated an enormous amount of data, but we didnt used to be able to hear it, to see it, to capture it. Now we can because all of this stuff is now instrumented. And its all interconnected, so now we can actually have access to it. So, in effect, the planet has grown a central nervous system.

Look at that complex set of relationships among all of these complex systems. If we can actually begin to see the patterns in the data, then we have a much better chance of getting our arms around this. Thats where societies become more efficient, thats where more innovation is sparked.

When we talk about a smarter planet, you can say that it has two dimensions. One is to be more efficient, be less destructive, to connect different aspects of life which do affect each other in more conscience and deliberate and intelligent ways. But the other is also to generate fundamentally new insights, new activity, new forms of social relations. So you could look at the planet as an information, creation and transmission system, and the universe was hearing its information but we werent. But increasingly now we can, early days, baby steps days, but we can actually begin to hear the planet talking to us.

Animation by Lisa Kwon
Music by Lee Feldman:

36 thoughts to “The Internet Of Things”

  1. this is a fkn nightmare. total transparency leaves a lot of room for total
    control. but hey i’m sure ibm isn’t about the bad stuff that accompanies
    total transparency – a company that helped hitler to digitize the holocaust
    can’t be evil, right? :D

  2. This will make us dumber each generation..Now you don’t use your brain and
    muscles..Fema camp come on in 5th generation dummies..Kill the worthless
    eater.Clear out the apts and homes..reforest the earth and regrowth the
    animal Eco system.. Paradise on the earth for the 12 riches families..WE
    already can ear the earth naturally with the power’s they suppressing in
    the foods and water…

  3. Yeah, that’s all well and good, sounds pretty coming out of the mouth with
    a sexy British voice, but put all of that “system of systems” power in the
    hands of the government, a corrupt one at that, controlled by the banks and
    what do you have… NWO. Think about it people and look past the stigma of
    the word “conspiracy”.

  4. This sounds like perhaps the worst idea I’ve ever heard. Yes let’s try and
    move to a utopian society where you swallow robots eating your cereal that
    monitor your every move and transmit it out. What is wrong with people? Why
    does everyone have to rely so heavily on technology? Has anyone reading
    this ever even lifted an axe? Perhaps done some yard work? Doubtful.

  5. The internet of things is really what was thought of as the Smarter Planet
    – interconnected, intelligent and instrumented

  6. Wow que buen vídeo ctm! me ayudaste mil y mi profe lo recomienda me
    suscribo le doy like y a favoritos!

  7. remember when the time travel guy said IBM was going to lead the technology
    world & chocolate was going to rise in value

  8. This is a very scary video. They fail to mention the main benefit from the
    IoT. The possibility of a zero marginal cost society and how that can
    insure complete abundance of all things to all people globally, and thus
    allowing the people to be truely free. They must intend on capturing the
    IoT and distorting it with the profit motive, thereby totally enslaving us
    in a world where all is monitored,there is no chance to resist, and nowhere
    to hide. Read “The Zero Marginal Cost Society” by Jeremy Rifkin. The IoT is
    the future, but it can have two different outcomes. This could become 1984
    at the insanity level.
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  9. Very cool video animations but do we need to know everytime we send a text
    message the underground network does the same. How long will it be until I
    own a voice and face recognition home, will you build a Cortana AI for our

  10. 4:14: “soon enough, we will just expect to be told exactly when the bus
    will arrive.” Obviously you’ve never been in Switzerland :)

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