Bruce Sterling

The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things

Bruce Sterling is an author, journalist, critic and a contributing editor of Wired magazine. Best known for his ten science fiction novels, he also writes short stories, book reviews, design criticism, opinion columns and introductions to books by authors ranging from Ernst Jünger to Jules Verne. His non-fiction works include The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier (1992), Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the Next Fifty Years (2003) and Shaping Things (2005).
41 printed pages
Original publication
2014

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Impressions

    Дмитрий Безугловshared an impression5 years ago
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🎯Worthwhile
    🚀Unputdownable

    Твой холодильник не будет говорить с твоим телефоном. Через три секунды после того, как хлопнет дверца морозилки, он расскажет о мороженом, которое ты взял, производителю и его PR-службе. Интернет Вещей, увиденный как коалиция меж княжествами и рыцарскими орденами, как продукт новых иезуитов – антидот против красивых и вылизанных текстов про радости жизни в умном городе.
    Читать вместе с Shaping Things и "Обратной стороной Интернета" Евгения Морозова.

    Roma Moskalenkoshared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading

Quotes

    Niels Ørbæk Christensenhas quotedlast year
    It follows that most “things” are too humble and common to use the elaborate, aristocratic protocol of the Internet of Things. Lesser things have come to make do with alien protocols that use less electricity, such as MQTT, XMPP and DDS. These unruly “things” are like Balkan peasants muttering Albanian and Croat when their lords and masters want them to speak classical Latin
    Roma Moskalenkohas quoted2 years ago
    the relationship of the reader to the Internet of Things is not democratic. It’s not even capitalistic. It’s a new thing. It’s digital-feudalism
    Oxana Azurehas quoted3 years ago
    IoT (as its friends like to call it) has one distinct advantage: everyone already has a smartphone in their hands

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