All our digital devices are wired up now. Next in line is the world of things.
Door locks that recognize you and yield at your approach. Machines at the gym that know your Tuesday workout and go straight to it when you walk in. Anything, anywhere with embedded intelligence and connectivity, responding to you and to other things around you. A programmable world of objects, things.
It may sound like heaven. It may sound like hell. It’s happening.
Bill Wasik, senior editor of WIRED magazine. Author of this month’s cover feature: “Welcome to the Programmable World.” (@billwasik)
Jason Johnson, chairman of the Internet of Things Consortium. CEO of August. (@jcjohnson)
Sherry Turkle, professor of the social studies of science and technology at MIT. (@sturkle)