Plugging into the Future of Humanity: Exploring the Human API – thxz @briansolis


The Internet of Things is bigger than we may realize.
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We are experiencing a shift from a world of inanimate objects and reactive devices to a world where data, intelligence, and computing are distributed, ubiquitous, and networked. My fellow analysts and I at Altimeter Group refer to the Internet of Things (IoT) as the Sentient World. It’s the idea that inanimate objects gain the ability to perceive things, perform tasks, adapt, or help you adapt over time. And, it’s the future of the Internet and consumer electronics.

In 2008, the number of things connected to the Internet exceeded the number of people on earth. By 2020, it’s expected that there will be 50 billion things connected.

A network of things creates an incredible information ecosystem that connects the online and physical world through a series of transactions. In a world where data becomes a natural bi-product of these exchanges, developers, businesses, and users alike are faced with the reality that data isn’t only big, its volume and benefits are also overwhelming.

Did you know that the world creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of new data every day? According to IBM, 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone.

Considering the relationship between the Internet, data, and devices, I can’t help but think about Marshall McLuhan’s ominous words, “The more data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist.”

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With the Internet of Things, that data takes residence in the cloud with various devices and apps siphoning and funneling information in and out, requiring an incredible amount of vision and architecture to organize, analyze, and present it in a way that makes sense while also offering insight and utility. Instead of eclipsing our individuality, I believe the future may reveal the exact opposite. There’s a sense of empowerment and personalization that emerges and, along the way, we subconsciously and consciously begin to crave it. We become insatiable in our pursuit of personalized feedback and it may, in fact, define us.

The Convergence of Devices, Data and the Net

We’re starting to realize the magic of the IoT today in some of the most basic aspects of our lives. While at Le Web, the audience was introduced to Lockitron, a clever system that combines a mobile app, a household device that mounts to existing door locks, and the Internet to open and close doors remotely. I immediately thought of a partnership with Airbnb to give renters peace of mind in controlling their rentals.

Nest is disrupting the long dormant world of thermostats by connecting mobile devices to existing thermostats (heating/air conditioning) with the simplicity and elegance of an iPod. But it’s more than controlling energy and temperatures remotely, Nest learns and begins to adapt without input.

Square’s Jack Dorsey has disrupted the age old world of payment systems by transforming mobile devices into cash registers, connecting money, data, and the net into one frictionless transaction. It’s the data part that represents something so much more however. In that regard, Dorsey sees the real value beyond the transaction—where the swipe and the receipt ultimately become a communication medium. In his view, payments represent “a necessary transaction” to create a channel where merchants learn more about individual consumers and equally, consumers learn more about their behavior.

The Convergence of People, Devices, Data and the Net

When I marvel at the future of the Internet of Things, I can’t help but think about another often shared idea from McLuhan that, “the medium is the message.”

There’s more to smart appliances and devices than utility or remotely controlling our surroundings. The underlying current of this powerful information exchange are the experiences that surround and emanate from each transaction.

What if the medium wasn’t just the device, the medium was us?

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Why Writing With Our Hands Is Still Important | readwrite.com


I first noticed something was off when I went to pay my rent one month. The window for a timely online transfer of funds was closing, so to get the money to my landlord in time, I’d have to do something unusual. I took out my checkbook, grabbed a pen and started writing the date.

It felt weird. My hand cramped a little, churning out numbers and letters with the slightest – but still noticeable – discomfort. My handwriting sucked. It suddenly occurred to me that I hadn’t actually written anything by hand in a long, long time. Just a few years earlier, I kept a paper journal by my bed and would buy three-packs of Moleskin notebooks for brainstorming, sketching and jotting things down. What happened?

Why Writing With Our Hands Is Still Important John Paul Titlow

Over the course of the last four or five years, several little computers have found their way into my life. Bit by bit, my professional and creative existence made the transition to an entirely digital universe. At my old job managing digital publishing for a newspaper, the iPad soon replaced my spiral notebook in meetings. Then I left the print world to work on the Internet full-time. I could even sign my freelance contracts with my finger on an iPad.

Who needed paper? Isn’t the future amazing? Look, more tweets. Wait, what was I saying?

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  • We take a look at some of the most-viewed and most-shared videos on the web. This week features some Oscar-worthy performances from cute animals, the commander of the dark side in the happiest place on Earth, a safety briefing everyone will want to listen to, some manly encouragement for Movember, 250 movies in two and a half minutes and the only way to settle things – hoop-off!  | >>>>

  • Tech start-up of the week: iGeotecOur tech start-up of the week is iGeotec, a geospatial technology spin-out from NUI Maynooth that has developed a geoinformatics platform based in the cloud that handles GPS, digital mapping, sensors, spatial analytics, mobile and web-location enabled services.  | >>>>

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  • OPINION – Ireland’s public sector needs greater direction on legal implications of cloud computingIreland’s public service needs to develop a greater understanding of the legal implications of cloud computing in terms of where the data resides, argues Dr Bob Strunz from the University of Limerick.  | >>>>

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La nube y el departamento de TI.

Thoran Rodrigues. 

Revista Cloud Computing. 

Una de las grandes promesas que hacen los proveedores de nubes es que la adopción del cloud computing reduce en gran medida los costes de TI de cualquier empresa. Una parte crucial de esta promesa, que se puede encontrar en la mayoría de las calculadoras de costos de la “nube” disponibles en Internet, es la reducción en los costos de mano de obra.

Si alojas un servidor interno, necesitas un administrador de sistemas para administrar ese servidor, si contratas un servidor virtual con las mismas especificaciones de un (Leer más)

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Conceptos científicos para pensar mejor (3).

Por Dolors Reig.

El Caparazón.

Continuando con nuestra particularserie de errores cognitivos y precauciones para pensar mejor,dejo hoy tres ejemplos que nos van aproximando a los que serán los finales, cada vez más vinculados a la experiencia de uso de Internet, la sociedad red y la sociabilidad aumentada.

1. La Superveniencia.

El de la Superveniencia de Joshua Greene resulta un concepto interesante: Imaginemos el dibujo de un perro en una pantalla de ordenador. Podemos describirlo como el dibujo de un perro pero a un nivel distinto también podemos verlo como un (Leer más)

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Las etapas vitales de los eternos adolescentes.  

Por Cruz Gomar. 

Cruz Coaching. 

Nos damos cuenta que llega la primera adolescencia cuando percibimos expectantes los primeros cambios hormonales; en cambio cuando llega la segunda nos asaltan de sopetón y en múltiples ocasiones no se viven de buen grado, ya que no asumimos que el tiempo se nos haya pasado volando.

Impresiones como esta suelen escucharse a personas que se encuentran en la encrucijada de la mitad de la vida:

“Hasta los 40 años es como si se viajara dentro de un carruaje muy cómodo, no sentía grandes preocupaciones. En cambio ahora

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Futurist’s Cheat Sheet: Biometric Authentication – vía readwriteweb.com


The problem is not new. One way or another, people have to validate their identities. I am trying to enter a building or a Web service that only Joe Smith should have access to, I need to offer evidence that I am, indeed, Joe Smith. For decades, authentication has required cards and passwords. In the near future, you might just use a part of your body. (The “Futurist’s Cheatsheet” series surveys technologies on the horizon: their promise, how likely they are, and when they might become part of our daily lives. This article is Part 2.)

What Is It?

Use a thumb-print to unlock a door, an iris scan to unlock a smartphone. Maybe use your voice to interact with your mobile device, PC or television. Biometric data can be used for verification (say, allowing access to a personal bank account) or identification (say, identifying you to law enforcement agencies).

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10 definiciones imprescindibles para no perderse en el cloud | Por: Redacción de Baquía


Baquia Cloud Computing

SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, nubes públicas, privadas, híbridas, EC2, Azure… Una guía para “no estar en las nubes” entre tanto nuevo término relacionado con el cloud.

Cloud defniciones

El cloud computing es un sector todavía en auge, por lo que muchos tienen que acostumbrarse aún a la nomenclatura que se maneja. Términos, siglas y acrónimos vinculados a la industria cloud se extienden cada vez más entre empresas, aunque para muchos todavía suenan confusos y lejanos.

Por eso, vía SearchCloudComputing, dejamos aquí una lista de los términos más utilizados en relación a la nube, para que no se nos quede cara de sello cuando alguien nos pregunte si ya usamos PaaS o si nuestra nube es híbrida, pública o privada.

1. IaaS, PaaS, SaaS: los tres pilares de los servicios en la nube. Responden respectivamente a Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service y Software as a Service. IaaS se refiere a la provisión de equipamientos (servidores, máquinas virtuales, componentes de red, etc.), PaaS está relacionado con la provisión de plataformas (hardware y sistemas operativos), y SaaS se refiere a aplicaciones alojadas en remoto (correo, seguridad, programas, etc.)

2. XaaS: una “X” genérica que se puede sustituir por cualquier servicio que demanden las empresas. Por ejemplo, podemos hablar de WaaS (Worplace as a Service), UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service), IDaaS (Identity as a Service), MaaS (Monitoring as a Service), y más que surgirán… Veamos: Leer más “10 definiciones imprescindibles para no perderse en el cloud | Por: Redacción de Baquía”

Marten Mickos: Fallouts With Founders


While serving as CEO of MySQL AB, Mårten Mickos had a falling out with a founder of the company. These types of situations are common in startups, says Mickos, especially between original founders and new management teams. Mickos explains why he made some tough choices out of dedication to the employees he had brought on board.

Marten Mickos: Entrepreneurialism is a Belief System | Emprendedores Muy Bueno


“You have to believe in something bigger than the business you are trying to address,” says Eucalyptus CEO Mårten Mickos. In this clip, Mickos explains why the foundation of an entrepreneurial mindset is a belief system that not only requires a belief in big ideas, but includes believing in oneself and working with others that believe in you.

Los servicios cloud de pago se triplicarán entre las pymes

Si tradicionalmente han sido las grandes empresas las que mayores esfuerzos han hecho para sumarse a la nube, ahora la adopción entre las pymes crece a un ritmo alto. Lo que se extrae de la muestra investigada es que la cantidad de organizaciones empresariales pequeñas y medianas que dispondrán al menos de un servicio cloud de pago se multiplicará por tres en un plazo de tres años.

Aunque el crecimiento hable por sí solo, la importancia de esta contribución se puede intuir en otro de los datos que ofrece el estudio: el uso de plataformas en la nube de pago se duplicará en los próximos cinco años.

Marco Limena, vicepresidente de operator channels de Microsoft, ha hecho hincapié en las ventajas que el cloud aporta a las pequeñas empresas: “La nube nivela el campo de juego para las pymes, ayudándolas a competir en el rápido y cambiante entorno empresarial, gastando menos tiempo y dinero en TI para enfocarse en su prioridad más importante: hacer crecer su negocio”.


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Un estudio llevado a cabo por Edge Strategies y Microsoft, que recoge información de más de 3.000 empresas de 13 países, ha concluido que en tres años el número de pymes que utilicen al menos un servicio cloud de pago se triplicará. En general, el uso de este tipo de plataformas se duplicará en el plazo de cinco años.

La previsión que refleja la investigación de Edge Strategies habla de un crecimiento significativo del uso de los servicios de cloud computing. También se desprende un protagonismo creciente del sector de la pequeña y mediana empresa, a la hora de contribuir a las estadísticas globales. Leer más “Los servicios cloud de pago se triplicarán entre las pymes”

[Infographic]: International Cloud Computing Policies

Small businesses are learning how to leverage the power of cloud computing, and loving it. With the decreasing costs of cloud computing, and its rising capabilities, it’s no wonder business owners are flocking to this new software. However, some businesses are still skeptical about integrating cloud computing, due to uncertainties in privacy and data protection. This is especially true If you’re considering supporting a widespread field service population that crosses geographic boundaries. Do you know the various privacy and data security laws for Germany, for example?

Well, you could hire a bunch of lawyers, but you could also check out our infographic that summarizes the best and worst places to have a cloud-based business.


By David Strom |  readwriteweb.com

Small businesses are learning how to leverage the power of cloud computing, and loving it. With the decreasing costs of cloud computing, and its rising capabilities, it’s no wonder business owners are flocking to this new software. However, some businesses are still skeptical about integrating cloud computing, due to uncertainties in privacy and data protection. This is especially true If you’re considering supporting a widespread field service population that crosses geographic boundaries. Do you know the various privacy and data security laws for Germany, for example?

Well, you could hire a bunch of lawyers, but you could also check out our infographic that summarizes the best and worst places to have a cloud-based business.

Thanks to ClickSoftware for preparing this infographic.

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Google Aggregates Their Entertainment Offerings Into ‘Google Play’

Jamie Rosenberg, Google’s Director of Digital Content, recently posted on Google’s official blog about the new Google Play integrated service. It allows you to store your books, movies, apps and games on the cloud, and then lets you access them from whatever Google device you desire. This is a smart move that not only helps remove the frustration of copying files from one place to another, but also helps Google future-proof against privacy — once users are using Cloud systems more often it will be easier for Google to ensure that you’re using paid-for apps and movies.


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Jamie Rosenberg, Google’s Director of Digital Content, recently posted on Google’s official blog about the new Google Play integrated service.  It allows you to store your books, movies, apps and games on the cloud, and then lets you access them from whatever Google device you desire.  This is a smart move that not only helps remove the frustration of copying files from one place to another, but also helps Google future-proof against privacy — once users are using Cloud systems more often it will be easier for Google to ensure that you’re using paid-for apps and movies.

According to the blog post, “starting today, the Android Market, Google Music and Google eBookstore will become part of Google Play.”  It’s not entirely clear whether they’re going to rename the market completely, but it does seem like that’s the plan — your Android market application will be updated and renamed in the coming days and the Google Market will be no more. Leer más “Google Aggregates Their Entertainment Offerings Into ‘Google Play’”

Is Social Media Bringing An End To The 9-5

I’ve noticed that people have started working in a different way in the last couple of years. The 9 to 5 is something pretty much consigned to the past as we all live in an uber-connected world that is changing by the minute. We get annoyed if we can’t get good customer service within minutes online. Most of us answer multiple work emails while sitting on the couch using our smart phones. The services that we use now all live in the cloud and we are only ever 1 click away form getting to something work related. This huge advance in technology also comes at a time when we are all having to work harder for less money given the economic climate and at the same time our connections are growing larger thanks to social networks. So what are the shifts in technology that are bringing about this change in work culture and is the traditional 9 to 5 dead?


 

I’ve noticed that people have started working in a different way in the last couple of years. The 9 to 5 is something pretty much consigned to the past as we all live in an uber-connected world that is changing by the minute. We get annoyed if we can’t get good customer service within minutes online. Most of us answer multiple work emails while sitting on the couch using our smart phones. The services that we use now all live in the cloud and we are only ever 1 click away form getting to something work related. This huge advance in technology also comes at a time when we are all having to work harder for less money given the economic climate and at the same time our connections are growing larger thanks to social networks. So what are the shifts in technology that are bringing about this change in work culture and is the traditional 9 to 5 dead? Leer más “Is Social Media Bringing An End To The 9-5”

Where is the Future of Web Design?

Everything seems to be moving at such a faster pace than it used to. We’re seeing instantaneous developments and access to information like never before through the likes of Google and Wikipedia. All of this information has me questioning where the future of web design is heading.

Although it’s not so easy to read the future we can make some heavy conclusions and predictions about where things are heading. With current trends in the design landscape unfolding we’re starting to see paths illuminate and new ideas sprouting up. Those of us who follow these trends will be the designers who can rise above the rest and fill into the new age of technology.


Posted by Jake Rocheleau | http://webdesignledger.com/tips/where-is-the-future-of-web-design

Everything seems to be moving at such a faster pace than it used to. We’re seeing instantaneous developments and access to information like never before through the likes of Google and Wikipedia. All of this information has me questioning where the future of web design is heading.

Although it’s not so easy to read the future we can make some heavy conclusions and predictions about where things are heading. With current trends in the design landscape unfolding we’re starting to see paths illuminate and new ideas sprouting up. Those of us who follow these trends will be the designers who can rise above the rest and fill into the new age of technology. Leer más “Where is the Future of Web Design?”