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The Internet of Things

Just came across this via ReadWriteWeb and it got me thinking. From IBM’s Smarter Planet team, The Internet of Things is a 5+ minute video about data usage and how it is all becoming interconnected.

After watching the video, what are your thoughts? Do you think this an entirely positive direction we are heading? Will we continue to lose face to face interaction? How will this affect our future generation? Are we preparing them for this? Is society becoming too “big brotheresque?” Do people even care anymore if big brother is watching? Have we all become big brother, watching everyone else? Have we discovered that no one is doing anything truly interesting anyway, so why watch?

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One response to “The Internet of Things

  1. Tribster March 17, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Good post! Here is a link to a series of posts relating to this topic: the Internet of Things as well as the Information Shadow left behind. I thought there was still a problem with the cost of RFID, has it actually become cheaper? Hitachi recently released RFID Powder, very cool and very small.

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