The IoT, Auto-ID, Spimes, Ambient Intelligence, ubiquitous computing, there are many names for a concept that has been around for a while (at least since 1991, although many of the current names date back to about 1999.
What happens when you can make everyday objects visible to computers? Smaller simpler items can be embedded with RFID tags and passive components, while larger higher value items have full embedded electronics and networking gear within them. The possibilities are endless, both to us as end-users and makers, and to the companies that make these objects.
Low power networking like RFIDs already dot all the products we buy, what can we do with them? What can we expect to happen next?
Come to crashspace for a review of what’s happening in this field, and a discussion about what comes next. Promises and Risks.
Open to the public, donation recommended for nonmembers. 8pm April 14th at Crashspace.