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mac_droz
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re: What Internet of Things needs to become a reality
mac_droz   11/2/2012 10:16:28 AM
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Apart from being interesting concept for all the geeks around, why would you need your home to be smart? One of the arguments I hear is that it will save the energy.... what a lot of bollocks. Unless we start building houses that are truly passive (that's the technology to follow and it exists for more than 20 years) nothing will change. If your house is not insulated than the super-duper thermostat with weather prediction and all the IP addressable light bulbs will not make it warmer. What is wrong with standard light switch? Are we too retarded to use it? And remember to switch it off when we leave the room? Or do you guys have 1000W lamps in every room? Sorry for my rant but every now and then I see those articles about super benefits of smart homes but they are not addressing real problems. The real problem with houses is to keep them warm/cold depending on the season with as little external energy as possible.

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Max The Magnificent   11/1/2012 7:12:31 PM
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I didn't write this article -- but I can put you in touch with the authors if you wish

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krisi   11/1/2012 7:01:16 PM
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Pretty interesting stuff Max, would you be interested in giving a talk on this topic at emerging technologies event in Whistler in 2013? www.cmoset.com, Kris

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lcovey   11/1/2012 4:10:22 PM
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Not so sure about the security angle, Sylvie. Like Helen Keller said "Security is an illusion." It will never be absolute unless humanity suddenly becomes universally sinless. The real issue of the IoT is the management of data. Current search is based on words and phrases, primarily, but it is constantly being gamed by the SEO industry. We need a software approach that institutes an automated omniscience, more than just artificial intelligence, that brings the right information to the devices when requested. There's a lot of stuff we need to know but it comes to us in semi-truck loads, rather than in appropriate amounts. when someone figures that out, the IoT will take off.

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docdivakar   11/1/2012 4:04:43 PM
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Good article... one thing the authors do not mention is the value from prognostics capability that can be in the embedded processing layer of sensor networks. MP Divakar

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Max The Magnificent   10/31/2012 8:59:39 PM
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No -- the Propeller Beanie is actually used to hide my aluminum skull-cap (I don;t want people to laugh at me :-)

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expendable crewman #1   10/31/2012 8:55:29 PM
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Is that the one with the propeller on top?

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Max The Magnificent   10/31/2012 8:45:51 PM
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That's why I never go outside without wearing my aluminum hat

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expendable crewman #1   10/31/2012 8:44:53 PM
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How long will it be before “We” become part of the “Internet of Things”? As soon as everything about you is able to be tracked, you will not be allowed to be without your connected device. To make sure that doesn’t happen the device will be embedded in you at birth and constantly transmit data about you. Not long after that the data will become bidirectional instructing you how to best serve the collective. Resistance is futile.

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Max The Magnificent   10/31/2012 7:47:42 PM
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See also my blog: IPv4, IPv6, The Internet of Things, 6LoWPAN, and lots of other “Stuff” ( http://bit.ly/VE4fMH )

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