IoT Takes Off Bottom-Up
ComputerWorldUK - To see the power of the the Internet of Things, with its capability of linking high quality sensors cheaply and interactively, you don't have to wait for the big supplier companies and traditional business to show the way forward.
Just go to meet-up groups and join the social media groups to see how the Internet of Things is catching the imagination of fast growing numbers of younger technically-oriented people who have been growing up in the sharing co-operative environment of Open Source software.
Cheap sensor devices are beginning to be increasingly deployed in international collaborative networked projects to produce low cost, accurate measurements of environmental data. This new transparency is likely to throw up data that organisations, municipalities and governments might traditionally prefer to conceal.