Red Puzzle
IoT in the News: FTC to examine whether the IoT poses privacy concerns

The “Internet of Things” has drawn the attention of the Federal Trade Commission, which recently announced plans to hold a workshop examining privacy and security issues surrounding the concept. “In the not too distant future, consumers approaching a grocery store might receive messages from their refrigerator reminding them that they…

IoT in the News: Smart Beer

The Wall Street Journal highlights some recent, fairly creative marketing campaigns that combine social media and entertainment. At Milan Design Week in April, Heineken released 200 “Ignite” bottles of its eponymous lager brand that strobe when they are drunk, light up when clinked with another bottle and flash as the music beats…

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Technology: Smart Devices & Services

The overwhelming potential for the Internet of Things (IoT) requires that elements like basic enablement, network connectivity, middleware services, value-added services, and other device management functions are properly functioning and well-aligned. It’s not until these elements are in place that new modes of asset intelligence, collaboration, and decision-making will be…

City Scape
Futures: Invisible Business

We’re trying to build a future on inadequate structures from the past. For all the silicon-based “intelligence” permeating every aspect our lives, we still live in a brutally dumb world. It’s as if we’re wandering through the uncharted jungles of the 21st century with reconnaissance reports and walkie-talkies from about…

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Futures: Data Constellations And The Magic Of Emergence

Is there really an image of a bear in the nighttime sky? How about an archer, or some girls, or a big and little dipper? Across the planet and the centuries, people have seen pictures in the stars—and more or less the same pictures, too. It takes a special kind…

Tower of Data
Opportunities: Can the Internet of Things be Designed?

“Smart Connected Systems” really means the future of information, and thus, the future of civilization. It will require a remarkably agile global network that could comfortably scale to trillions of nodes—some of them hardware, some software, some purely data, many of them coming into and out of existence or changing…

Opportunities: New Relationships For A New Value Chain

As The Value-Chain Evolves, So Too Must Our Mindsets The value-chains for non-networked devices have remained relatively consistent for hundreds of years.   From raw materials to components to finished products, the obligations of the manufacturer and their relationship with their customer essentially began and ended at the point of sale….

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