A New Connected World

Swaytha Sasidharan
May 10, 2016

 

The home, business and work environments of today are poised to get smarter in the coming years. Moving on to the generation witnessing the proliferation of smart objects, the focus now shifts to improving the interactions with everyday objects and thereby improving user experience. The technology advancements now focus on moving away from the smartphone tied experiences to more real-time interactions. The increasing transition of everyday objects to smart objects has sparked the growth of wearables, nearables and hearables.

Will IoT Help Robots Take Over Humankind Anytime Soon?

Sudha Jamthe
May 10, 2016

 

The Internet of Things (IoT) started embedding ordinary things on us and around us in many smart apps by adding sensors and internet connectivity. IoT has expanded to become the main enabler behind autonomous machines such as self-driving cars, autonomous tractors and algorithms that manage schedules, hiring, and travel plans.1 IoT devices are now producing large volumes of data that have quickly become instrumental in addressing bespoke automation in many different application domains.

Comments

2016-05-10 @ 5:45 PM by Seigneur, Fred

Sudha - Thanks for the interesting post in the IEEE IoT newsletter. 

It appears that we have several common connections and interests on LinkedIn, including IoT. 
I strongly believe that the lack of foundational security for IoT devices and supporting management systems will outweigh the potential benefits of the IoT.


My LinkedIn profile is at https://www.linkedin.com/in/fredseigneur
If you find from my profile that it may be beneficial to connect w/me, please connect w/me on LinkedIn.

Thanks,
Fred Seigneur
 

2016-05-17 @ 6:09 PM by Seigneur, Fred

The IoT will enable many new applications. HOWEVER, the lack of open, standardized, end to end software security, in addition to communications security (encryption) will NULLIFY any possible benefits of IoT.

As with many new technologies with huge potential profits, short schedules for developing software for the forseen opportunities are strongly pushed by Marketing, without consideration of potential security problems that will obsolete the first wave of IoT devices and support systems.  Companies creating and deploying IoT solutions without such security as a mandatory foundation (starting with the real-time executive on embedded IoT devices) will end up with wasted investments which could obsolete their products, and drive start-up stock prices underwater. 

Fred Seigneur (http://www.linkedin.com/in/fredseigneur)

Internet of Things and Beyond: Cyber-Physical Systems

Kate Carruthers
May 10, 2016

 

The new industrial revolution is a cyber-physical systems revolution. The Internet of Things (IoT) forms a foundation for this cyber-physical systems revolution. It is driving the biggest shift in business and technology since World War II.

Scarce Resource Pressures

Andy Haire
May 10, 2016

 

The objective of this third of four articles is to raise awareness of the influence that scarce resources play in the communications sector. For this writing, the scarcity will stay with two areas: the radio spectrum and the device identifiers. When the marketplace's government authority takes the longer view on the future of IoT devices two critical issues surface: how to communicate with and among these devices, and how can each device be uniquely addressed. Both present the designer with limitations in a market that sees unlimited opportunity.

Article 1

Will IoT Help Robots Take Over Humankind Anytime Soon?

Sudha Jamthe

The Internet of Things (IoT) started embedding ordinary things on us and around us in many smart apps by adding sensors and internet connectivity. IoT has expanded to become the main enabler behind autonomous machines such as self-driving cars, autonomous tractors and algorithms that manage schedules, hiring, and travel plans1. IoT devices are now producing large volumes of data that have quickly become instrumental in addressing bespoke automation in many different application domains.

 


Article 2

Scarce Resource Pressures

Andy Haire

The objective of this third of four articles is to raise awareness of the influence that scarce resources play in the communications sector. For this writing, the scarcity will stay with two areas: the radio spectrum and the device identifiers. When the marketplace's government authority takes the longer view on the future of IoT devices two critical issues surface: how to communicate with and among these devices, and how can each device be uniquely addressed. Both present the designer with limitations in a market that sees unlimited opportunity.

 


Article 3

Internet of Things and Beyond: Cyber-Physical Systems

Kate Carruthers

The new industrial revolution is a cyber-physical systems revolution. The Internet of Things (IoT) forms a foundation for this cyber-physical systems revolution. It is driving the biggest shift in business and technology since World War II.

 


Article 4

A New Connected World

Swaytha Sasidharan

The home, business and work environments of today are poised to get smarter in the coming years. Moving on to the generation witnessing the proliferation of smart objects, the focus now shifts to improving the interactions with everyday objects and thereby improving user experience. The technology advancements now focus on moving away from the smartphone tied experiences to more real-time interactions. The increasing transition of everyday objects to smart objects has sparked the growth of wearables, nearables and hearables.

 

 

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Sudha Jamthe is the Stanford instructor of the first IoT Business course and the author of IoT Disruptions 2020.
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Andrew Haire with more than 30 years of experience spanning four continents has been associated with some of the industry's most successful telecom initiatives.
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Kate Carruthers is a technologist, marketer, entrepreneur, and educator.
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Swaytha Sasidharan is a doctoral student with the University of Trento, Italy
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