This post is on behalf of the CIO Collaboration Network and Avaya
As the world races to connect, share, interact, and learn, new pathways are opening up for value to be created along the way. Parallel to these connections happening, the lines between information, people, and things are blurring. I am increasingly hearing real world stories about man-machine, and machine-machine interactions happening on social networks. Machines are communicating with us, and vice versa.
In addition to machines, sensors are being embedded in animals and humans for monitoring and tracking. They provide valuable feedback and analysis on health conditions and location. From this, senior military officials, cattle ranchers, and research scientists can better understand the condition of those in their care. If you couple these trends with the rapid decline of the physical size of a micro-processor, and forecast where that will be in just a few years, we’ll essentially be able to embed processors just about anywhere.
Google glass likely becomes a midway or introductory step towards the rapid growth of more tightly coupled human and ... Read the article