How a Physically Aware Internet Will Change the World

censors.jpg It's the beginning of SkyNet folks. Mark my words!



The next revolution of the Internet is not going to be built on manual input of information by 500 million or a billion users. Rather, there is much greater potential in connecting computers to sensors so that valuable new information can be created automatically without human data entry. Much like the early days of the Internet (which was purpose-built to help maintain our collective safety and connectivity), the next generation of sensor networks can monitor our environment and deliver relevant information –- automatically.

[From How a Physically Aware Internet Will Change the World]

Actually, this is something that I've been saying in talks for the last 4+ years! I've been saying that even if every person on the planet carried 3 cell phones, and had a personal computer, that would still be only about 20 Billion devices. Basing anything on the number of humans on the planet limits your market. On the other hand, if you put a sensor in every tire in every car, in every light socket, every switch, every everything that you can, then you're talking real numbers -- in the Trillions. Now that's a big market!


I'm just glad someone somewhere was apparently listening.

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