What is The Internet of Things?

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What is The Internet of Things?

By 2020, there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet . Jonathan Strickland takes us on a tour through a living room of the future to see how th…
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is helping the Defense Department evaluate the in-the-field performance of two-way, real-time voice…

By | 2013-10-09T00:24:41+00:00 October 9th, 2013|Todays Smart Phone Technologies|24 Comments

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  1. S Whiplash October 9, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Welcome to the world of those scary Sci Fi movies. Glad I will be dead before this happens.

  2. Jonathan Strickland October 9, 2013 at 1:31 am

    I maintain that there’s nothing inherently good or bad about these technologies — it’s all how they’re put to use. Can such technology be used in harmful ways? Sure. But they could be used in ways that are genuinely helpful in numerous ways, improving quality of life (and even saving lives). Being optimistic doesn’t mean you ignore the bad — it? means you take the bad into account and make sure that’s not the direction we move in. As for supporting causes – it’s not a zero sum game.

  3. alarmer33 October 9, 2013 at 2:23 am

    I don’t need machines monitoring every aspect of my life. Your enthusiasm for increasingly prevalent surveillance technology is quite frightening. We’re not having an energy crisis. We’re having a planned economic crisis, a Constitutional crisis, and gradual militarization of our civilian police…..all of? which require YOU sir to remove proverbial head from proverbial ass and join the Resistance. Take your enthusiasm for tech and instead direct it towards Liberty and Justice…good day, sir

  4. Jonathan Strickland October 9, 2013 at 2:39 am

    The Internet of Things isn’t just about connectivity. It’s also about efficiency and? energy use. For example, the Nest Thermostat can monitor your home and adjust the thermostat so that you’re using less energy when no one is in the house. Or imagine an interconnected road and vehicle system where traffic flow can be maintained, resulting in less fuel consumption and less time wasted.

  5. alarmer33 October 9, 2013 at 3:25 am

    If this is the extent of Modern Invention….well, it’s a sign that we’re pretty f***ing stupid.
    To what end? does this, for all practical purposes, useless technology serve? Nothing! It
    takes us absolutely nowhere except deeper down the rabbit hole! We should be focused soley on new forms of energy and tech that actually benefits the whole of humanity. Ignore these criterion and you will see robots replacing ever-devalued humanity to the delight of a handful of megarich scum.

  6. theburlyone October 9, 2013 at 3:58 am

    We can’t keep building up? like this. I like technology and all, but there has to be a limit on its reliance. The old adage “The bigger they are, the harder they fall” will always hold true.

  7. crusty21 October 9, 2013 at 4:27 am

    7 billion lab? monkeys remote controlled by the NSA…Yeah don’t be a naughty little boy or girl or you’ll be hearing Wayne Newton tunes all day…Or worse….No thanks

  8. doufusion October 9, 2013 at 4:39 am

    an emp would be more devastating than? a nuke

  9. CariagaXIII October 9, 2013 at 4:55 am

    its no? longer a web but a blanket

  10. gerdi bot October 9, 2013 at 5:31 am

    how is it that some countries dont find this stuff more interesting then war?? We would be so much further without all this war crap

  11. alifewithoutsolace October 9, 2013 at 6:16 am

    what’s your reality like?- that’s a thought from my mind.?

  12. Goodguy001 October 9, 2013 at 6:24 am

    I want? it now!!! 🙂

  13. 789MARINE October 9, 2013 at 6:37 am

    QNX, Cisco and BlackBerry are already doing this. BlackBerry bought QNX and Cisco? uses QNX so with BlackBerry focusing on mobile computing, this is basically what they’re doing.

  14. TheMushtyroo October 9, 2013 at 7:32 am

    And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    Revelation 13:17?

  15. TheMushtyroo October 9, 2013 at 8:01 am

    And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number? of his name.

    Revelation 13:17

  16. Liz Toe October 9, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Hello I’m MAHWOTI TOE, I agree that we are closer to the future, because i’m saving money for my MXTD Flying Car that i’m going to make.? I’ve saved $500 so far, for my MXTD Flying Car Invention, and yes i’m still saving more money for my? device, cause I have wonderful great ideas? that I want to bring to life.

  17. nathanatramp October 9, 2013 at 9:21 am

    You posted the comment publicly,? so don’t cry when members of the public deliver criticism instead of praise. It’s an open debate. And, actually, you didn’t shoot my argument to pieces because I delivered a rational defense of it based on your poor choice of example, even to illustrate your own principle. But, arguing with irrational people is like playing chess with a pigeon. I matters little how well I play if you throw the pieces, shit on the board, and declare victory.

  18. Michael McCabe October 9, 2013 at 9:58 am

    You know what, never mind.? Obviously you think repackaging the same argument even after I’ve shot it to pieces is the way to go, so I’m going to stop you like a broken record right there. Don’t jam my e-mail anymore, your position is invalid.

  19. nathanatramp October 9, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Again, you’re conflating two issues together. Hiroshima wasn’t the result of a market economy pressing the advancement of technology; it was an example of violence from weapons which are only maintainable by the state. It was a state that developed them, and a state that used them.? The ethics of the technology involved is a completely separate question. When this same technology is divorced from Statism, we see more nuclear power than nuclear weapons.

  20. Michael McCabe October 9, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I’m sure that sounds very important to you, like it’s the correct opinion to have. Except the world doesn’t run on correct opinions and sophist bullshit. It runs on petrol, and copper wiring, and? concrete. Who do you think funds the egg heads who sit around and conceive of these things? But you are correct; each new advancement closes the gap for the next. Yet you can’t uninvent. Go spout your technocratic jabber at the graves of Hiroshima, tell them about how technology made their lives better.

  21. nathanatramp October 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Yes, I have “wrapped my head” around it. If you fear the technology itself instead? of the root of the problem (the state) then you’re falling victim to a case of extrapolating the problems of technology without also extrapolating its solutions. For each new technological innovation, the gap between it and the next grows shorter. Each new advancement, in other words, further advances it’s own democratization. ‘Dependence’ isn’t the key issue, centralization is.

  22. Michael McCabe October 9, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    This entire society is an industrialized nation based off consumers. Everything we depend on to live comes from somewhere else.

    Have you even wrapped your head around what’s not only possible but likely with a state ruling over a populace dependent on them, a populace already carrying around electronic devices like they were part of their bodies (cell phones anyone?), the surveillance and chipping and? tracking? Empowering individuals?


  23. nathanatramp October 9, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Not really. That’s like saying that the invention of cars helped the government track people’s movements. This is true, not because of cars, but because of car? REGISTRATION. The technological advancements themselves need not be feared, so long as we maintain an open (i.e. not subject to Statism) approach. Further, tech innovations can help us to actually REDUCE the power of the state by empowering individuals to do more for themselves.

  24. Michael McCabe October 9, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    This is the kind of environment? that will allow a government to completely control its people. A people with any shred of intelligence would RESIST this from coming to pass.

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