I'll be delivering a lecture on 21st September in Manchester with Econsultancy - about the 'Internet of things' - the next big evolutionary step for the web.
Plus, as if any more coercion were needed, there's drinks afterwards - should be fun!
Booking information: EConsultancy North’s Social Shorts
21st September 2011 (9:30am – 5:00pm) | Peter House, Manchester
The Internet of Things - Will Grant, 3.00pm
The term Internet of Things (IoT) has been coined to mean an internet where devices (not just people) can communicate. Imagine being able to search your computer, not just for information, but for your objects.
All the technology needed to make this a reality exists, right now. Smart phones, GPS and Wireless. Large-scale databases and cloud computing. It’s just a matter of time and, of course, a business model.
IoT concepts are going to start appearing in mainstream devices and services sooner than you think – and this talk aims to set the scene, show some great examples that are already in use - as well as look forward to future applications for organisations and individuals.
IoT background information at Wikipedia: Internet of Things.