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Old 05-03-2013, 12:32 AM
 
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Science and Technology.: Are you a ‘thing’ yet? If not, soon, you will be. (blog post from 3/19/2013)

Summary: Gartner analyst Steve Prentice said in October 2012, that he expects the “Internet of Things” will evolve into the “Internet of Everything” by 2015.

Are you a ‘thing’ yet? As Michael Fuschette noted, internet of things is an example of how three of the current hot trends (big data, mobile, and cloud) come together to provide a great deal of value for businesses and consumers. So, what are we talking about? Connected cars, transportation networks (e.g. smart traffic grids, etc), thermostats, sporting equipment e.g. Fitbit sensors, refrigerators, closets, medicine, cows (uh, what?), payments, people (gross. please be warned: the link above contains a pic of a bar code tattoo on human skin. it might make you uncomfortable to look at it. that's how i felt)


Anyway. I finally understand the terms IoT and IoE now. Before I was like huh wut?
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:58 PM
 
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I don't dismiss all of this article by any means, but here are some nerdy things to pick part in my opinion.

IPv6 (newer Internet Protocol) would have to be more widespread in use by 2015 for more "things" to be attached to the Internet. I would think it may take a few years longer than that to be rolled out realistically world-wide. Many networks in most parts of the world still cling to IPv4 (older Internet Protocol) because of the huge expense in networking equipment just to support IPv6, not to mention the vast number of end-user desktops and other server operating systems.

"Cloud" is basically just marketese for centralized webhosting using load balancing and multiple datacenters for vast storage and content. Same goes for "big data" which basically allows for humungous amounts of online storage due to the cheaper price of hard disk space over recent years. There will be more successful buzz words for the marketers to come up with between now and '20 for this stuff.


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Also, I really don't want someone hacking my toilet especially while I am not home.

/sarcasm = last comment
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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"Connected" cars are already a reality, although not in a sense of the internet controlling them, but more or less, for music and simple web search. I'm sure, in time, cars will be privy to "firmware" updates and the like.

We're already seeing an influx of home appliances and electronics moving toward being "connected", so I don't think we're as far off as one might think.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:34 AM
 
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thanks for the comments. i think this is an exciting time to be alive
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