The Internet of the Everything is the intelligent connection of people, process, data and things to create new value and opportunities.

Oct 11, 2013

Category: Think Tank, Web/Tech

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4 Responses to “The Future of the Internet”

  1. Chris Lee says:

    No! A futurist doesn’t do a Cisco sales pitch. A futurist will say something like “all computers and the Internet will be replaced by a virus that attaches to your brain. All thought will be connected and we will function like a bee hive.” Futurists don’t talk about current technology they talk about stuff that is hard for us to imagine. That’s why we listen to them.

  2. noncist says:

    Seriously?

    That was an advertisement.

    It doesn’t even touch on the billion dollar question about whether anyone other than Big Brother and the church of the Singularity even wants a pervasive Internet of things.

  3. reedsch says:

    This future is a bit darker in the short term:
    http://www.zdnet.com/smart-machines-will-they-take-your-job-7000021822/?s_cid=e539&ttag=e539

    “The impact from smart machines will be wide ranging:
    •There will be political and union fallout.
    •Protests will ensue.
    •Consumers will eye “built by humans” products.
    •Smart machines will create new jobs.
    •Morality becomes an issue amid smart machine accidents and failures in the field.

    Perhaps the biggest issue with this smart machine workforce is that high-skilled positions — like those in the tech industry — will be nuked. These are the positions many are pushing as the payoff to get kids coding and other tech meets education initiatives. To wit:
    •Specialists’ jobs will disappear as machines take over.
    •Medium skills jobs will be aided by machines in 2023, but replaced in 2030.
    •Low skilled positions are all automated over time.
    •In the end, you have superhero workers lording over the machines.”