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We ain’t seen nothing yet - Making sense of a massively connected world

mjays
December 12, 2013

We ain’t seen nothing yet - Making sense of a massively connected world

Keynote at the bdigital IoT Forum in Barcelona, Spain

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December 12, 2013
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  1. We ain’t seen nothing yet.
    Making sense of a massively connected world.

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  2. Everybody knows Moore’s Law
    in this room

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  3. Some know of Koomey’s Law
    in this room

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  4. Many know Metcalfe’s Law
    “Network Effects,

    really

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  5. Known as the three laws that
    drive the Internet of Things.

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  6. Moore gives us viability
    Koomey gives us feasibility
    Metcalfe gives us an incentive

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  7. But here’s another
    three “laws”

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  8. Steward Brand’s
    “Shearing Layers”
    You might know
    them as OSI model

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  9. “technological progress that increases the
    efficiency with which a resource is used
    tends to increase (rather than decrease)
    the rate of consumption of that resource.”
    Jevons’ Paradox

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  10. “The cheaper it is to consume
    » just one more «
    the more we will use it.”
    Jevons’ Paradox

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  11. Shirky’s Law of
    “Mundane Technology”

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  12. “Communications tools
    don't get socially
    interesting until they get
    technologically boring.”
    — Clay Shirky

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  13. “Communications tools
    don't get socially
    interesting until they get
    technologically boring.”
    — Clay Shirky
    Anything,
    really…

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  14. “The WWW project was started to allow high energy
    physicists to share data, news, and documentation.”

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  15. In short, to create a better document access system.

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  16. The ‘Heretics Three Laws’
    of the Internet of Things

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  17. Differential rate of Change
    Increased resource consumption
    Backgrounding of Technology

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  18. “We'd like to think of your
    entire home as an accessory,
    or better yet as a network of
    accessories, and think of
    Android as the operating
    system for your home.”

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  19. ”Users could manage
    their deployment.”

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  20. “Boil your kettle with
    your smart phone,
    anywhere in your
    home.”

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  21. courtesy of
    fuckyeahinternetfridge.tumblr.com

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  22. X10 Powerhouse for C64, 1986
    Thanks to @clurr for finding this nugget.

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  23. My first job at Uni

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  24. “Sure. Let me tell you all
    about electricity.”

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  25. “I have no idea
    how much I use…”

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  26. About at the same time…

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  27. Web2.0
    Prosumer
    User
    Generated
    Content

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  28. “Prosumer?”

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  29. Not exactly what the consultants meant…

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  30. “The Read-Write Web”
    — Tim O’Reilly

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  31. “The Read-Write Grid”
    — Tom Raftery

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  32. What happens if we think
    electricity with web principles?

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  33. “But how do I find out how
    much I use?”

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  34. We thought this is the
    Golden Age…

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  35. “1 in 5 people don’t know what kWh
    (kilowatt hour) stands for—some
    thought it was a make of Japanese
    car, a type of heavy goods vehicle or
    even a boy band.”
    — E.On UK survey

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  36. “Most consumers interact with their [energy]
    provider an average of just nine minutes per
    year. These interactions are generally neutral
    or negative—typically pertaining to billing,
    credit or supply issues.”
    — Daniel Yates, OPower

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  37. It mustn’t be this way…

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  38. “I sort of regard the network as being like the next
    generation of electricity: it will end up hitting all products
    sooner or later. But we won’t really think about
    them as being “networked products,” in the
    way we don’t think about things as
    ‘electrical products.‘”
    — Matt Webb, BERG

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  39. “Sculpting with Data”
    — Boris Anthony

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  40. We need to rethink our
    products from the ground up.

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  41. In short, to create a better document access system.

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  42. Other assorted issues

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  43. Martin Spindler
    !
    Strategy Consultant
    Internet of Things | Smart Energy
    !
    http://martinspindler.net
    [email protected]
    twitter.com/mjays
    !
    Co-Founder & Managing Director
    Internet of People Limited
    !
    http://internetofpeople.eu
    twitter.com/internetofpeople

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  44. Martin Spindler
    !
    Strategy Consultant
    Internet of Things | Smart Energy
    !
    http://martinspindler.net
    [email protected]
    twitter.com/mjays
    !
    !
    Co-Founder & Director
    Internet of People Limited
    http://internetofpeople.eu

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