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On the questions page with the mail address request at the end I got two textfields for the mail address. The form didn’t accept any of the three input combinations. Coldn’t complete the questionnaire, but I want a HAT.
Hello, I work in a research laboratory based on energy. One of our projects is related to energy monitoring in homes and small businesses. I’m interested in contributing in this project. Our center is the largest government laboratory in Mexico and we would have a unique view of this area. We have been working in this area for several years now, but how to combine and make useful the data has been difficult.
Good that someone put the spotlight on this parasitic behavior on behalf of many big corporate companies like for instance SAS (Scandinavian Airline Systems) for instance. In order to reserve a ticket with this company they demand you to share both your e-mail and cellphone at the same time as they clearly state that they will be the owners of your personal metadata which they clearly state they are allowed to share and sell to anyone they see fit and convenient for this corporation. I’ve been boycotting this airline company since many years due to among other this arrogant attitude but want to state that this is just one of many different companies I boycott for ethical and political reasons.
Do you vote? If so, is that with the purpose to make your voice heard or merely a conduct incited by the behavior of others; monkey see monkey do. If you do it with the purpose to make your voice heard than the question is if you are congruent and use your capitalistic power to ‘vote’ when you buy something. The power to change is vastly grater when using your capital resources than any vote on a politician ever will be. There is nothing wrong with the capitalistic system itself but it is only as good or bad as the actors on the capitalistic scene make it, you included. Please don’t respond to this with “I’m so small, what can I do?” which is nothing more than a infantile and irresponsible attitude to victimize yourself instead of taking responsibility.
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I’m looking for ways the Internet of Things (IoT) might benefit cities. Here’s an explanation of why I’m on this path and how you might help.
For the past decade our organization has sought to localize Internet resources to benefit New York City, with our focus on the development of the .nyc TLD as a public interest resource. This past year we’ve zeroed in on neighborhood domain names, e.g., Astoria.nyc, GreenwichVillage.nyc, Harlem.nyc… and assuring their optimization to serve the interest of all residents. (This report summarizes that development.)
Continuing with our localization focus, we’ve recently wondered how Internet of Things (IoT) data can be made available to benefit residents and neighborhoods. Current IoT architectures have data flowing from our persons, homes, autos, businesses, and neighborhoods out of the city (see graphic) to the benefit of manufacturers and third parties such as advertisers and data brokers. (Presumably benefiting the end user’s IoT device as well.)
Conceptual View of New York City’s IoT Data Flow
IoT graphic – data out of city.jpg
I’m wondering if there’s a reason and way to keep a copy of this IoT data local, perhaps in some city big data cache, to be shared and developed with neighborhood and other local interests in mind. (For the range of IoT devices see these images on Google.)
One idea that comes to mind is to create a “Neighborhood Opt-in Program” that would encourage residents to share/donate their IoT data. Donors might decide to remain anonymous, or not. As well, there might be a “NYC IoT Opt-In” Logo on devices participating in the program.
We’re gathering thoughts on specific IoT data sources which might be useful to the neighborhood, and seeking architectures that might facilitate their data being copied and shared locally. The Hub of All Things http://hubofallthings.com/ out of the U.K. is the best (only) thing I’ve come across so far.
The value inequity of one-way access to IoT data is characteristic of the information age. But we’re hoping we still have the opportunity to substantiate an IoT data architecture that serves our city. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. This coming June I’ll present my findings at an IoT Media Mash here in NYC.
Thomas Lowenhaupt, Founder & Chair
Jackson Hts., NYC
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