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The internet of things

The internet of things will likely have a greater impact on humanity than social media. The creation of a “central nervous system” for the earth or a “global data field” is well underway. As more devices connect to the internet – cars, home security systems, utility monitoring – and as more objects include RFID tags, the physical world begins to merge with the digital world. I can search for my car keys the same way I search for a research paper. Social media is an overlay of socialization on top of our physical worlds. The internet of things is an integration of physical and virtual worlds, permitting the most desirable elements of each to exist in the other. Here’s a short introduction to the concept of the internet of things. See also 8 better ways to understand the internet of things.


  1. Segla wrote:

    Your post is very informative. I believe in the creation of the virtual “central nervous system” for the world. I hope that someday the nations of the world would realize we need to see our planet as a “global village”, I know that would take many, many, many years.

    Friday, March 19, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Permalink
  2. Good post, a central nervous system is appropriate, I’ve been calling it the 5 senses. Just compiled a couple of articles on the Internet of Things HERE.

    Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 12:29 am | Permalink
  3. John Rose wrote:

    Take a look at a company such as Precyse Technologies. – find out how Internet of Things vision can become a reality today with millions of high value assets being connected to the internet via a “cell phone” like device that has 5 years of battery life, sensor ready etc’.
    The cool thing is that they were able to overcome RFID’s biggest problem: The fact that the wireless protocol was always uni-directional (one-way), virtually eliminating internet requirements.

    Monday, April 12, 2010 at 2:43 am | Permalink