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Infographic: Defining the Internet of Things

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Re: Disruptive Change
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   5/30/2014 5:17:06 PM
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@AzmatMalik, thanks for weighing in! I agree...and I love your examples. I think we're still going to have to tackle concerns about data privacy and security. For example, what if (to extend your milk example) a hacker monitor the geolocation capabilities of my health trackers...then they know im 200 miles from my house, making it ripe for burglary. We're going to have some of this kind of glitch until we get our heads around the full implications of the technology.

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AzmatMalik   5/20/2014 12:04:44 PM
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Indeed when the IoT gets past the 'ankle' of the growth curve [the steep hockey stick we often see] there will be great disruption in society.  

Examples of what may happen:

The milk supplier [packer] will know that about 75% of the time the milk carton that I open doesnt get consumed by the use-by date [a week after opening in any case]. WILL they now develop packing that is just the right volume for me, to reduce waste?  

Will the number of 'dust mites' in my carpet transmit a message to the cleaning service "time for a visit". 

My car already tells me that it will soon be time to take it in for service based on miles driven since last one; will the IoT actually be able to tell which parts are needing care. Yes. Will I take the car in for service, or will the IoT do the service itself.

I think the greatest application will be in agriculture and health.

 

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FLYINGSCOT   5/19/2014 11:05:39 AM
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I get very excited about IoT but then immediatley get depressed when I think of how long it is going to take to get all this stuff seamlessly working together.  Maybe my kids of grandkids will see the real benefits.

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Wale Bakare   5/17/2014 7:41:54 AM
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>>It seems like we are constantly hearig about software flaws that provide quirky ways to compromise systems of all kinds<<

The more we adopt software, more complex the integration of the devices would be. Sure, security remains a big challenge in IOT space but, that leaves security business space more interesting to explore.

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Eldredge   5/16/2014 11:09:35 PM
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@Hailey - I share some of those concerns. From a security standpoint, any avenue that you or I could use as a means to control anything in the home from a remote location is also an entry point for clever hackers. It seems like we are constantly hearig about software flaws that provide quirky ways to compromise systems of all kinds.

   

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   5/16/2014 8:27:10 PM
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IoT is going to take us in a lot of unexpected directions, I'm sure... and there will be bumps along the way. My biggest concerns are around privacy and security. For example, Eric Schuck, president of global components for Arrow, mentioned one scary example: What if a hacker could see that you hadn't opened your refrigerator in a week---and then could sell that informaiton to thieves who would rob the houses of people who are out of town? My concern is that nefarious types can think of stuff that we wouldn't necessarily come up with on our own! What's the biggest caution sign you see on the road to IoT?

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Eldredge   5/16/2014 6:07:28 PM
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I am reminded of an old saying..."To err is human, but it takes a computer to really screw things up!"  Think og tje possibilities!


But seriously, there should be a good business around system interfacing and testing.

 



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