What does the Internet of Everything mean to you?

“Cisco believes that many organizations are already experiencing the Internet of Things (IoT)—the networked connection of physical objects. The Internet of Everything is the next step in the evolution of smart objects—interconnected things in which the line between the physical object and digital information about that object is blurred. – Cisco on Slideshare

Here is how the Internet of Everything is viewed from multiple perspectives. What do you think?

“The Internet is morphing from the global library into the global supercomputer. By 2025, almost every application or service we can imagine will be enhanced by the application of enormous computation enabling widespread applications of capabilities like mining, inference, recognition, sense- making, rendering modeling as well as proactive contextual computing.” – Mike Liebhold, IFTF, in Real World Web Report

“Forget enterprise software, the new battle grounds between Apple, Google and Microsoft are: Your home, your health and your car … Imagine how wearable technology will change the Future of Work in areas like identity, collaboration, unified communications and CRM.” – Alan Lepofsky

“Mr Corman [security specialist] worries that it may take a catastrophic event to get [IoE technology] makers to focus on the need for better security in connected devices. But optimists believe that pressure from customers will be enough to force their hand.” – The Economist

“As Google’s Larry Page and others have said, the amount of jobs available for people is going to decrease as technology advances. New innovations will drive industries forward, but they will also reduce our reliance on people power. Ideas such driverless cars and drones are becoming a reality, and machines will be used for more and more jobs in the future.” – Richard Branson

“What we should be debating in the first place is not the design of new funky home automation gadgets, but developing industry standards, building growing ecosystems and figuring out how to provide security for the users of 50 billion devices that will be connected to the Web in 2020.” – Wojtek Borowicz

“This is branded, ‘The Internet of Things’ or, ‘The Internet of Everything’ but I think it’s something wider, more varied, and more powerful than simply connectivity. It’s a diffusion of computational power away from the privileged pocket computer du jour to traditional objects that benefit from a CPU. It’s not necessarily about the Internet, or connectivity. Instead, it’s about recognizing that you can’t replace everything in your life with a mobile app, and embracing that dedicated physical objects and interfaces are usually better tools than touch screens. Everything has a brain, now, and everything is speaking relatively understandable languages.” – Toby Boudreaux

“IoE will essentially do three things: Eliminate certain job categories; create new categories; and redefine other jobs.” – Tim Scannell

For me, the Internet of Everything means more changes in how we work as well as the need for better educational models than courses and institutions to meet our learning needs in keeping up with a more complex hyper-connected world.

The Internet of Everything & Everyone

The Internet of Everything & Everyone

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2 Responses to “What does the Internet of Everything mean to you?”

  1. Hugh

    The IoE is already changing the power balance in the financial world through crowd funding, slowly sure, but it is happening. With Richard
    Branson’s Team B concept seeing increasing growth amongst a growing number of international corporations there is a major shift going on. Major corporations like Apple, Google and Microsoft have a growing global influence that reaches into every aspect of our daily lives in the developed world and China’s corporations are now starting to reach into this realm. The question is how will our current government and regulatory processes cope with the current pace of change? Are we ready for global

    • Harold

      Excellent points, Hugh. Tech is moving so fast and governments do not have the processes to deal with it.


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