I’m often asked, What will drive the adoption of the Internet of Things? My answer is three very different industries with three different motivations: 1) Self-funding business models driven by behavioral change Enchanted objects make data-gathering passive and data-display pervasive. This tends to either accelerate consumption behavior, as in pills or content, or reduce care […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Reprinted from hbr.org David Rose is CEO of Ditto, an image-recognition service for brands. He’s also a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab and [former] CEO of Vitality, the maker of the first internet-connected medication packaging (GlowCap). He’s also the author of Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things. I called […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
Reprinted from radar.oreilly.com I recently sat down with David Rose, entrepreneur, instructor, and researcher at MIT Media Lab, and author of Enchanted Objects. Rose refers to everyday objects with embedded sensors and cloud connectivity as “enchanted objects.” These objects tap into one of our basic desires, which Rose identifies as omniscience, telepathy, safekeeping, immortality, teleportation, expression. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
My brother-in-law, Ed, is a firefighter in Manhattan and a lieutenant in the NYPD. He’s a gem of a guy who puts himself and the crew he leads in harm’s way to save lives everyday. He told me recently that when he needs eyes-in-the-sky over a fire, “the chief has to drive to the ass-end […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Yesterday I was on the Daily Show to discuss Enchanted Objects. My wife and have watched and loved the show forever, so meeting Jon Stewart is little like meeting Santa Claus. The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive Watch the extended interview here.Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
“Today, I’m going to try to convince you that these black slabs, which are doing so well for Google, may not be the future of how we interact with the internet in five or ten years.”Continue Reading... Comments Off
The objects that make up the Internet of Things continues to explode. Even mainstream industry analysts are cataloging the growth. Note how many of these devices are coming from larger, traditional companies. Internet of Things from Vala AfsharContinue Reading... Comments Off
Seattle Podcaster and radio host Arik Korman chats with David about the proliferation of enchanted objects. “The things that we think of as phone apps will start leaking out into furniture, into chairs, into wearables. You’re already seeing this with a lot of internet of things objects like wristbands, buttons, pins, and other things that tend to […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
I was up extra early this morning to join the crew at Fox and Friends and demo the Ambient Devices Umbrella, SunSprite light sensor, RestDevices Mimo onesie, Narrative life-logging clip, Jawbone bracelet, and Vitality GlowCap. Four minutes was too short for a discussion, but it was exciting to put the national spotlight on some of these extraordinary objects. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off
I was delighted to sit down with Greater Boston in their studio last night to demonstrate some of the extraordinary objects from the book.Continue Reading... Comments Off