At the RSA security conference in San Francisco, we heard a lot about data breach notification law, the future of the security professional, the peculiarities of Internet culture, and various visions of what the Internet of Things might look like.
Obesity is an epidemic all over the world, the way I see it. I'm all for an appliance that encourages people to keep what they eat in check and manage their weight--even lose a few pounds or so--in the process. It would be interesting to see where they go from here.
I like the refrigerator idea. I think this will help a lot of people manage their weight, as we all know, obesity is an epidemic in the United States. People will be able to manage their weight better because they can find out the exact calories and serving they have at their fridge, people can learn new habits by not letting food go to waste. I also like the know job titles, data scientist, I'm very impress by the title than the job that I will be doing.
@Sara, the University of Florida's agricultural college is here in Gainesville so we get to hear about and see a lot of technology designed to be used in the field. There's a lot of exciting development happening -- I'm looking forward to covering more of it in the coming months!
@Curt I'm delighted that you've found such tech-savvy growers. And honestly, I think they're a fascinating test case. So many wonderful uses for mobile technology and data analytics. Especially if you're doing agricultural research, so you can more easily compile data about how different fertilizers and different soil impact growth, or how fast a disease like smut is proliferating through your corn field, or how effective your integrated pest management program is at eliminating pest insects.
@Dave, my first experience with this came in a discussion I had with the guy who delivered recycled concrete for our driveway. His company? Him, his dog (a bulldog named "Tank"), a dumptruck and a front-end loader. He was worried about securing the remote access to his Windows Server 2007-based server. We had a nice chat about process, and I learned more than he did, I think.
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