Monday, 26 September 2011

Defining the Internet of Things

"The internet of things is a phrase you are going to hear a lot over the next few years, and the clue is in the name as to what it is. It is about connecting objects rather than people.

"According to one estimate, there will be 50 billion things online by 2020, another estimate suggests it will be a trillion - nobody really knows. But lots of people have vested interests in wiring all these things up and charging for the bandwidth to do it."

Managing the Internet of things will require a technology of no thinking agents moving about in space and time. This is very much like the challenge facing physical sciences and the Web 3.0 Lab believes this new kind of web will require a physics of information sciences where time and space are used to calculate relations, interactions and various other outcomes in the new web everywhere.

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