wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole… and the instruments through which we shall be able to do this will be amazingly simple compared with our present telephone. A man will be able to carry one in his vest pocket.
of things is: the ability to cheaply gather ever more granular data, analyze it, and draw conclusions. When applied to industrial processes, it can save on energy use. When applied to medicine, it can help allocate resources such as nurses or equipment. When applied to cities, it can reduce trafﬁc congestion and pollution.
price-setting for insurance or loans, or determining who can have access to jobs or services, it becomes nefarious. It's a problem in marketing because you can customize a pitch to the point where it's not really a pitch, but a psychological manipulation that people may not even realize inﬂuences them to buy the product.
any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night. - Darryl Zanuck “ ” % of British homes without these “essentials,” circa 1971 TV Telephone Fridge Indoor Bathroom 0% 17.5% 35% 52.5% 70%
RELIABLE LOW COST LOW POWER HIGHLY RELIABLE $5 to $10 per module $10 to $20 per module $3 to $5 per module 150-300mA 200-2000mA 50mA Single point of failure Managed infrastructure Self-healing network WI-FI CELLULAR MESH NEW PROTOCOL