🎥 The Near-Future of Pervasive Facial Recognition – Issue #14

This is a copy of my email The Monday Note. It goes out weekly, sign up here. A commingling of the bad and the good this week. Things (especially smart things) could end up going in either direction. On the bad side, China is rapidly rolling out facial recognition....
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The Internet of Battlefield Things – Issue #13

"I can’t imagine that five or 10 years from now, the military world won’t be full of devices that are talking to each other and talking to command and control systems and talking to everything.”  - Peter Lenk NATO One of the interesting things about the IoT is its...
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Google goes shopping – Issue #12

"These plans appear to extend 'creepy' into the physical world." Renate Samson, Big Brother Watch Form follows function. Whether it is UX or a classic dining chair, the function should determine the best form and a designer's job is to pare back the noise. Even though...
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The God’s Eye View from Shenzhen – Issue #11

I had to ask myself this week if this is all a little tinfoil-hat. I look at the public applications of the internet of things. I try to communicate what I see happening. It can be hard not to sound a touch paranoid. I'm still a long way from warning on the innate...
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Automatic for the People – Issue #10

No government by experts in which the masses do not have the chance to inform the experts as to their needs can be anything but an oligarchy managed in the interest of the few. - John Dewey, "The Public and its Problems" In 1927 Dewey probably had a different image of...
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The Internet of Battlefield Things – Issue #13

"I can’t imagine that five or 10 years from now, the military world won’t be full of devices that are talking to each other and talking to command and control systems and talking to everything.”  - Peter Lenk NATO One of the interesting things about the IoT is its...

read more

Google goes shopping – Issue #12

"These plans appear to extend 'creepy' into the physical world." Renate Samson, Big Brother Watch Form follows function. Whether it is UX or a classic dining chair, the function should determine the best form and a designer's job is to pare back the noise. Even though...

read more

The God’s Eye View from Shenzhen – Issue #11

I had to ask myself this week if this is all a little tinfoil-hat. I look at the public applications of the internet of things. I try to communicate what I see happening. It can be hard not to sound a touch paranoid. I'm still a long way from warning on the innate...

read more

Automatic for the People – Issue #10

No government by experts in which the masses do not have the chance to inform the experts as to their needs can be anything but an oligarchy managed in the interest of the few. - John Dewey, "The Public and its Problems" In 1927 Dewey probably had a different image of...

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What is the Thing on the Internet of Things?

Devices on the Internet of Things are powerful and can influence us in ways we don't fully appreciate or anticipate. This great power confers great responsibility on designers and product managers at companies producing these devices. It is difficult to put into words...

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