In Episode 86 we discuss the latest tech news including:
- Autonomous delivery robots to soon hit the streets in the US city of Virginia
- Google Maps now can help you remember where you parked your car
We also interview Maciej Kranz, New York Times bestselling author of ‘Building the Internet of Things: Implement New Business Models, Disrupt Competitors, Transform Your Industry’. Maciej is also Vice President of Strategic Innovation at Cisco. We discuss:
- History of the term “Internet of Things” (IoT).
- Considering IoT as “everything connecting to everything”.
- Why the main role of IoT today is about generating the data that creates business opportunities.
- Common misconception that IoT is happening primarily in the consumer space.
- The IoT as a foundation for a true revolution that will include AI, augmented reality and bioengineering.
- The challenge faced when attempting to create “smart cities” and how we can make smart cities work.
- Barcelona as an example of a smart city and some of the benefits that have flowed to the people of Barcelona.
- How IoT can reduce the 2% of GDP worth of wasted resources spent by people stuck in traffic jams or looking for parking.
- Why known vulnerabilities are the biggest risk to the IoT industry.
- IoT and the blockchain – both helping to provide a holistic view of the supply chain and providing visibility and trust with respect to the the source of the products that we use.
So now we’re moving from what’s happening now, to what’s happening in the future. It’s an interesting concept where you think about the inernet of things – all of the elements are connecting and becoming the foundation of a true revolution.
So because of artificial intelligence, because of virtual or augmented reality, because of the bioengineering when we are starting to grow our own bones and to your point, there’s a lot of futuristic fantasies over the next 10 years will start becoming a reality as we will become more cyborg than we were before. Where it leads us, what makes human, a human versus robot – what it means to live 160 years is probably more of a philosophical versus technological conversation.