Environments will become more aware, responsive and connected Tweet this
By 2025, a range of objects, from cars to refrigerators to coffee cups, will be instrumented with unique identifiers like RFID chips, computation and communication systems to connect to the Internet.
The diffusion of sensors, communication devices and processing power into everyday objects and environments will activate the previously stagnant environment into an aware, responsive and informed world.
Ad Hoc Network Commutes
Cohda Wireless designs systems that will allow cars to form ad hoc mesh networks while on the road. Cars within those networks will communicate critical safety information such as their speed and direction and link up with roadside sensor nodes and eventually a larger cloud-based intelligence, crucial to the development of self-driving cars.
Revealing the invisible
Lapka is a tiny personal environment monitor that connects your phone to measure, collect and analyze the hidden qualities of your surroundings. Lapka’s sensors respond to the invisible world of particles, ions, molecules and waves. But Lapka doesn’t just quantify what it measures. It provides results that are specific to the present conditions, empowering people to make more informed decisions.
As objects become embedded with sensing capacities and connect to the Internet and each other, our environments will become substantially more transparent and responsive.
Our homes, and the objects inside them, will fundamentally change as they become networked and connected. For instance, our bed could anticipate when we will wake up and then pass that information on to the coffee maker to brew a fresh pot before work.
Cyberspace will become an overlay on top of our existing reality.
Most of the physical spaces in our lives are shared by at least two people—in most cases, many more than that. In environments with the power to give us granular information and respond to our needs and desires, people will place different demands on space. If we’re not mindful about how we optimize our spaces, we could inadvertently perpetuate inequality or create new forms of discrimination.
As data streams continuously form ubiquitous sensors, and location-based technologies and online platforms unlock latent value in people, places, and things, opportunities abound for promising new services and systems.
For a system, whether for traffic patterns or infectious disease tracing, to succeed, it must be open and participatory. To give us seamless experiences and to avoid being locked into fragmented ecosystems, our devices and the software running on them, must be able to share information with other objects and systems. As more people, program and devices participate, the value of each component expands exponentially.
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