The Internet of Things is Social Media for Machines (Video)

A panel discussion at the Milken Institute Global Conference 2015, moderated by Michael Schrage, Research Fellow, MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy. Panelists: Marc Goodman, Author, “Future Crimes”; Chair for Policy, Law and Ethics, Singularity University; Alex Hawkinson, Founder and CEO, SmartThings; Bridget Karlin, Managing Director, IoT Strategy and Technology Office, Internet of Things Group, Intel Corp.; Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association.

Schrage: “The glib way of thinking about the Internet of Things is social media for machines.”

Marc Goodman: “The concept of my refrigerator tweeting, snapchatting, or sexting is kind of disturbing.”

Shapiro: “The Internet spreads information; the Internet of Things is actually actionable information.”

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4 Responses to The Internet of Things is Social Media for Machines (Video)

  1. vianta says:

    It would be interesting to know if human developers will be able to produce and maintain the software for the IoT. We might find out that the IoT things produced robotic-ally would need automatic software development, deployment, maintenance…
    What’s the forecast of average Lines of Code required to operate/monetize a thing? Are there enough developers to produce those LoCs? This might become the next boring job…

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