Tag: Internet of things

What Happens in a Smart Home?

There’s a lot of talk about how smart homes and the Internet of Things are the wave of the future. But here are just a few of the many things that happen in homes with SmartThings… today.

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Smart Sports

As the NFL and college football seasons get underway, we’re taking a look at some of the most interesting ways that athletes, coaches, and fans are using the Internet of Things in a variety of sports. Read More

What We Believe In

In the near future, it will be possible to communicate with nearly every device in your home. More importantly, the value to be derived from communicating with these previously dumb, lifeless things will far outweigh the investment necessary to learn their language. These things will be able to capture data, communicate vital information to us that we wouldn’t otherwise know, and perform actions when different events occur. And when enough of these devices are connected to the Internet, you will be able to choreograph them to work together based on your specific needs. While many people have labeled this forthcoming revolution the “Internet of Things,” a more accurate description is the “Programmable World.” Read More

Transhumanism

This pretty thought-provoking video comes courtesy of the British Institute of Posthuman Studies. In it, the writers explore the crossroads of philosophy and technology and beg the question: What would happen if we fundamentally alter our intellectual, physical, and psychological capabilities, and is the idea of developing super-human intelligence a good or a bad thing?

While this doesn’t necessarily mirror what we believe in as a company (read: we do not want to implant chips in anyone’s brain… except for maybe Pugstopher), there are a lot of interesting tie-ins to the #IoT movement–specifically from about minute 4:20 forward.

We’re curious: Does this excite you? Terrify you? Make you want to dust off your Aldus Huxley collection? Let us know what you think in the comments section.