We've been hearing about the "Internet of Things", "ubiquitous computing", and "data ubiquity" in an era of "bag data" for a long time. What we need now is for all the pieces to come together in a user friendly form. Remote controls are multiplying as quickly as the new application ideas. When automated lights don't require a user manual, we're making progress. Otherwise we're just adding to the technology overhead.
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.