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11 March 2006

Bruce Sterling on the internet of things

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Bruce Sterling’s opening speech at the eTech 2006 conference is impossible to summarise. Let’s say it is rich, thoughtful and provocative for the mind.

Just an apetiser:

"The primary advantage of an Internet of Things is that I no longer inventory my possessions inside my own head.  They’re inventoried through an automagical inventory voodoo, work done far beneath my notice by a host of machines. So I no longer to bother to remember where I put things. Or where I found them. Or how much they cost. And so forth. I just ask. Then I am told with instant real-time accuracy.

"I have an Internet-of-Things with a search engine of things. So I no longer hunt anxiously for my missing shoes in the morning. I just Google them. As long as machines can crunch the complexities, their interfaces make my relationship to objects feel much simpler and more immediate. I am at ease in materiality in a way that people never were before."

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