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#OpenIoT, Bubbles and a Bill of Rights
@amcewen: Alongside the #openiot Bill of Rights we need to be collecting and sharing stories and visions of how #IoT will improve the world.
On June 16/17, an international community of Internet of Things (IoT) people met in London for the Open Internet of Things Assembly to work on an open definition for the Internet of Things, sometimes also referred to as a bill of rights. I could not make it there, but was able to participate in the discussion by following #OpenIoT on twitter, the official event hashtag. For all of you, who want to get the short summary, I recommend this blog post of A Book of Things, who wrapped up the event. For all those, who want to follow me on a twitter journey, please continue reading. Oh, and BTW, if you wonder why twitter and are surprised about the sheer amount of tweets: during this weekend, whenever someone used the hashtag #OpenIoT, the IoT gadget Bubblino started spilling out bubbles at the event location in London.
What was the goal of the Open Internet of Things Assembly?
@edborden: This isn’t a legal body, it’s a group of people.
Charalampos Doukas, IoT expert, author and blogger wrapped it up: “People that attended had different backgrounds and thoughts about open data and user rights, but we all did manage after two long days full of discussions (and debates in some cases) to form a basic document that describes the fundamental rights of users for enabling the Open Internet of Things.” The document, which will be finalized as a community statement on September 17 this year, is ready to be signed. You can access the document, which was done in crowd-editing mode, here. Right now, almost 70 people signed with their real-life and twitter names. So did my colleague @stefferber (Stefan Ferber).
The document starts with these words: “We, the undersigned, believe that the class of technologies currently described as the “Internet of Things” has genuine potential to deliver value, meaning, insight, and fun. Its definition, however, is not self-explanatory, nor do we believe these benefits are by any means guaranteed. There are areas that need to be explored, understood and considered carefully in order to secure the potential we see.”
The following, subjective selection of tweets emerged from several keynotes and sessions around body, home, city, planet as well as access/time, licensing, privacy/control, core framework, tools and government.
Thoughts? Agreement? Different perspectives? @stefferber, @anitabunk and @SPatInnovations look forward to your comments – by twitter or in the old-fashioned way (comments, emails) as we do not (yet) have Bubblino in our office
@aBookofThings: Thing = Object invested (by people) with meaning in a context of power (Greenfield) #openiot
@thorstenkampp: Cool definition of “Ubiquitous computing”: Real life #openiot
@gsvoss: Not yet 9.30am and @agpublic is bringing Latour, Heidegger and Foucault to frame the objects in the internet of things #openiot
@jessibaker: The power knowledge isn’t inherent in the camera, it’s inherent in the code” – @agpublic #openiot
@aBookofThings: Discussion: we want open data, but what’s the cost model for it? What’s the cost of closed data? Will legislation help? #openiot
@aBookofThings: Citizens (a), Industry (e), governance (o). Will IoT break out those entities? #openiot
@iotwatch: We can’t just be experts, we have to get political #openiot
@aBookofThings: No more corruption, black markets, privacy or security. Efficiency! (This is either utopian or dystopian, not sure which) #openiot
@9600: Rob van Kranenburg rushed through his IoT vision, which included an end to privacy. #openiot
@tumaku_: Laura James: Open means NO restriction: whatever, whenever, whoever without the need of a legal advisor #openiot
@aBookofThings: Open hardware is good. Business models are necessary, and may clash with OH. Business model innovation. #openiot
@tumaku_: If you want to be open you need a license. Unfortunately there is no universal license for everything: data, sw, hw, design… #openiot
@aBookofThings: “You can derive so much data from my online energy consumption logs… if my wife knew, she would kill me!” #openiot #home
@aBookofThings: collectivism and autonomy as related to power consumption and production. Can you be in IoT if living off-grid? #openiot
@aBookofThings: Security is the biggest driver for IoT in the #home #openiot
@aBookofThings: Urban and Rural environments are very different, also wrt #home. Autonomy works in country, collective in city? #openiot
@aBookofThings: Interesting point: in public space (or face-to-face interaction) there is data that can’t be private (age, gender, etc.) #openiot
@aBookofThings: “My #home is leaking data, my mobile phone is leaking data” @LaurieJ #openiot
@aBookofThings: Comparing #home consumption with neighbours: gamification? gossip? witch hunts? #openiot
@samin: @gsvoss @briansj3 Internet fridge is the easy, obvious and seemingly simple use case for everyone. The “Hello world” of IoT. #OpenIoT
@aBookofThings: Letting the planet speak. Learning/teaching paradigm for measuring things. Data is crafted, not plucked from objective environment #openiot
@mjays: “It’s not about making data public, it’s really about the public making data.” @uah #OpenIoT
@iotwatch: Making sense of data is inherently a human and natural quality says @uah #openiot
@aBookofThings: Our brains are magnificent sensors. So are those of mice. Could we instrument mice? #openiot
@edborden: Of those thousands of companies that will be created, look for companies that empower people with tools for being #sensemakers. #openiot
@aBookofThings: Once you’ve made connections with govt/companies to get data, what you do with it doesn’t have to be profitable. (But long term..?) #openiot
@aBookofThings: Q from Stefan (Bosch): is VC harder in EU than US? @wbenson points some counterexamples. But can be tougher. EU more longterm? #openiot
@aBookofThings: Q @uah: EU took lead with IoT, commissions and conferences there, not yet in US. “Ingrained history” with socio-tech understanding #openiot
@aBookofThings:… though currently EU bogged down in meta process around IoT. Now US startups who “just want to make people happy” more engaging #openiot
@aBookofThings: when IoT succeeds it won’t be called the “Internet of Things” @agpublic (@amcewen will be happy!) #openiot
@edborden: re: EU vs. US for #IoT lead, I think US is really good at producing sticky webby companies/products, which will be really important #openiot
@aBookofThings: Q: IoT is now on China’s 5-year plan… how does that affect people’s plans? #openiot