Supermarket checkout lines — strategically stocked with magazines and candy — were for a long time a major point of sale for gum. Consumers waiting on line to pay would look around and make impulse buys. Now, however, we’re so consumed with our phones that we’re not reaching for a pack of gum to stave off our boredom. Indeed, gum sales have declined 15 percent since 2007, the year the iPhone came out, according to market research firm Euromonitor International.
Thanks to Sir Tim Berners-Lee!
Web Inventor and Founding Director of the World Wide Web Foundation.
The inventor of the World Wide Web and one of Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Important People of the 20th Century’, Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a scientist and academic whose visionary and innovative work has transformed almost every aspect of our lives.
Having invented the Web in 1989 while working at CERN and subsequently working to ensure it was made freely available to all, Berners-Lee is now dedicated to enhancing and protecting the Web’s future.
Het Internet of (Anonymous) Things, heeft u daar al eens van gehoord? Ik wel, maar vraag vooral niet verder! Misschien dat onderstaande omschrijving van een prijsvraag ons wat verder helpt.
Ik begrijp uit deze informatie dat er momenteel zes sensoren zijn of worden verborgen in Amsterdam en dat de data daaruit op internet af te lezen zijn. Aan ons nu om te raden wat zij precies meten! Tijdens het aanstaande Discovery Festival (25 september) worden de oplossingen onthuld.
The world we live in has become a semi-digital environment and through Quantified Self technology our bodies are also part of the Internet of things. Everything has turned into data. What does that mean for us humans with our analog senses? How is our data literacy? Will Big Brother be the only one understanding the infinitely growing amount of Big Data we’re producing?
To test if we humans are capable to read, understand and live in such a world of data, we’re launching a challenge. Thanks to a new “IoT” network already covering the whole of Amsterdam we’ve been able to instal a set of sensors throughout the city. This website will collect all the data from these sensors – anonymously! Can you guess what they’re measuring? What’s the story these sensors are telling us? Do they monitor temperature, humidity, emotion or movement? Do they track the speed of tram 17 or your cat’s nightly paths? Or are -YOU- being tracked?
During the Discovery Festival on september 25th we’ll reveal where and what the sensors have been monitoring and you can experience if you’re ready to play a meaningful role in our future of total connectedness and data-driven decision making.
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