Tom Nolle: The Internet of Everythinguseful

We really don't want an "Internet of Everything" but even building an Internet of Everythinguseful means setting some ground rules to insure there's value in the process and that costs and risks are minimized.
1/10/2014 | 19 comments
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Susan Fourtané   The Internet of Everythinguseful   1/21/2014 4:24:53 AM
The Internet of Everythinguseful
Tom, 

Yes, there has to be a difference between the Internet of Everything and the Internet of Everythinguseful. Because if not, what's the point? 

-Susan
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Tom Nolle   The Internet of Everythinguseful   1/21/2014 10:38:43 AM
Re: The Internet of Everythinguseful
Sadly, I think the point of the "Internet of Everything" and its likely cosmic/quantum successors is to generate PR.  We have too much hype in the industry, and it often hides the real requirements and the real issues, making the reality harder to achieve.
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Nomi   The Internet of Everythinguseful   1/21/2014 2:20:48 PM
Distraction Vs Usefulness

Well like the name suggest "The internet of Everythinguseful" I think this concept is vary from person to person . In today's world people are talking about how to minimize the distracting computing. However with the detailed research and statistics this concept would also be helpful in minimizing distracted computing. 

Susan Fourtané   The Internet of Everythinguseful   1/21/2014 3:16:35 PM
Re: The Internet of Everythinguseful
Tom,

It sounds like it becomes harder and harder to trust the reality we perceive. :/ 

-Susan 
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Tom Nolle   The Internet of Everythinguseful   1/21/2014 3:26:52 PM
Re: Distraction Vs Usefulness
Personalization is one of those issues that gets swept aside by the hype wave, Nomi.  Another is privacy/security/stability.  If you put a traffic signal online in a direct sense you can bet it will be hours before somebody attaks it.  Same with a traffic camera.  Is there a utility to making these devices networked in an Internet sense?  It depends on how you balance things.
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Tom Nolle   The Internet of Everythinguseful   1/21/2014 3:30:18 PM
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Reality is just another way of looking at things, I guess, Susan!  Particularly in the age of marketing and virtualization.
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Susan Fourtané   The Internet of Everythinguseful   1/21/2014 3:47:33 PM
Re: Distraction Vs Usefulness
Nomi, 

Minimize what kind of distractions? :/

People talked about distractions time ago, blaming the Internet and computers for their lack of concentration and focus, or even for their lack of discipline when having to complete a task.

They got distracted because the Internet was the new toy. And we all know that adults are like children in bigger bodies. Things have changed now because everyone got used to the toy, so those early distractions have disappeared.

Before the Internet people blamed television, and before that they probably blamed the radio. Today, the Internet is necessary for work, school, healthcare, banking, business and personal communications, etc. 

-Susan
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The_Phil   The Internet of Everythinguseful   1/21/2014 8:42:56 PM
Re: Distraction Vs Usefulness
I guess we always need a scapegoat to make us feel like we "want to" get things done, but there's a 'distraction' that slows our progress. Most people know that if you NEED to get something aka deadlines, you will, so it's a cop out.
Nomi   The Internet of Everythinguseful   1/22/2014 2:42:48 PM
Re: Distraction Vs Usefulness
@susan

Today, the Internet is necessary for work, school, healthcare, banking, business and personal communications, etc. 

 


You are right to extend but my point of concern regarding distraction is that creation of such kind of internet which is only made up of useful thing would be helpful in minimizing the distraction / distractive computing . However if you are ignorant of the fact that there is no distractive computing now a days than I think the concept of internet of everythinguseful may not be validate in true letter and spirit. 

Sara Peters   The Internet of Everythinguseful   1/28/2014 2:50:03 PM
Re: Distraction Vs Usefulness
@Tom  It sounds a little sensational to say that if we really connected EVERYTHING we'd "break society" within the first 24 hours... but it doesn't sound very sensational. I think your security and privacy concerns are entirely legitimate.
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