by Ken Craggs of Panopticon
The following are excerpts from a document published by the ‘EU Commission’ on 28 February 2013.
“What are the defining features of the [Internet of Things] IoT?”
(7) “Embedded intelligence and extended mind: Smart and dynamic objects, with emergent behaviour, embedding intelligence and knowledge function as tools and become (external) extension to the human body and mind. As is already the case to a certain extent with traditional computing artifacts, access to the intelligent and data carrying IoT environment may come to be considered as necessary for human agents to get around. Similar to the info available through a mobile phone, and access to your Social Networking Site, people would feel cognitively and socially handicapped.“
The above document can be found at the following link (3. Internet of Things Factsheet Ethics). In this document by the ‘Internet of Things European Research Cluster’ (IERC) it states on page 84 that, “The IoT needs to handle virtually all modes of operation by itself without relying on human control.” The Internet of Things is an international collaboration that includes the European Union, USA, China, Japan, India, Russia and other countries.
Here’s an article entitled White Space Radio Chip Heralds Internet Of Things . Radio whitespace is unused radio frequencies and TV whitespace is the space left after analogue has been switched off. Whitespace has also been refered to as Super Wi-Fi, but “Super Wi-Fi isn’t Wi-Fi“. Wi-Fi frequencies can carry a signal only a short distance, whereas TV white space (TVWS) can carry a signal for kilometres/miles.