This year really heralds the fourth evolution of the Internet: the Internet of Everything (IoE). The Internet first gave us basic connectivity and then a networked economy and immersive experiences, but today, IoE promises to be more disruptive, pervasive and vital to our lives than the Internet itself.
It has been predicted that everything in the future will be connected and "communicate" with one another. There is even a phrase for it: the Internet of Everything (IoE).
Google's big news about the diversity of their workforce is sending shockwaves through corporate and nonprofit America this week in a bold announcement by Google's SVP of People Operations Laszlo Bock who shared on PBS that 17 percent of tech jobs at Google are filled by women and under 3 percent by minorities.
Last week, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released its annual flagship report on IT, the Global Information Technology Report (GITR). This year's report focuses on the risks and rewards of big data. An astounding number of technology transitions in the past 20 years have enabled millions of connections. The world wide web was just taking off in 1993.
As the IoT era dawns, we can expect integrated and networked devices to recognize our personal profiles and context for our present situations, tailor information to provide products we actually need, and even anticipate our desires, which, collectively, forever changes our lives and the world in which we live.
Being able to see and feel real lungs helped make the harmful effects of smoking tangible to students. Rather than being told that smoking "is bad for you," students could truly conceptualize what habitual smoking can do to the body. The level of engagement and excitement in this middle school classroom was astonishing.