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Data Share:  How big is the IoT?
Data / Original Data

Data Share: How big is the IoT?

New information technologies have transformed world politics, and not always in good ways. Even trying to understand how technology connects us reveals the strengths and weaknesses of the internet we have built for ourselves. To understand what the internet is becoming, let’s start with some basic questions—how big is it […]

Brookings:  How big is the Internet of Things and how big will it get?
Commentary Essays / Other Public Writing

Brookings: How big is the Internet of Things and how big will it get?

This appeared in two parts for the Brookings Institution’s TechTank in June 2015.  Part 1 is called How big is the Internet of Things and how big will it get? and Part 2 is Sketching out the IoT Trendline.   New information technologies have transformed world politics, and not always for the […]

Review in Financial Times
Book Reviews / Books / Publications

Review in Financial Times

This essay appeared originally in May on the Financial Times website and is by Felix Marton. The subject of this book — the emerging “internet of things” — could not be more timely and important; and its central premise — that this new stage in the evolution of the web […]

Pax Technica
Books / Publications

Pax Technica

Should we fear or welcome the internet’s evolution? The “internet of things” is the rapidly growing network of everyday objects—eyeglasses, cars, thermostats—made smart with sensors and internet addresses. Soon we will live in a pervasive yet invisible network of everyday objects that communicate with one another. In this original and […]