This talk speculates upon a future time in which objects will begin to interact with us in different ways. Such an enquiry is part of what is being described as an Internet of Things. The term, Internet of Things, refers to the technical and cultural shift that is anticipated as society moves to a ubiquitous form of computing in which every device is on, and every physical object is connected in some way to the Internet.
The focus of the talk is to anticipate a time when the scale of data that becomes associated with physical objects is so great that it allows unforeseen patterns and opportunities to be identified. The presentation will use case studies from recent design research projects.
Presented by: Professor Chris Speed, University of Edinburgh