FREMONT, CA: The Internet of things revolves around increased machine-to-machine communication. It is built on cloud computing and networks of data- gathering sensors. The Internet is a mobile, virtual and instantaneous connection that ensures smart living by making things easier every day. Internet has now capitalized every aspect of workflow starting from the things we own, the things with the public, autonomous things that interact with each other.
The “things” comprise on two parts, one part is the sensors that allow the collection of data about people and environment and the other part is the actuators that affect the environment. The Internet of things performs actions for the people by interpreting the data collected by the sensors. The Sensors can be considered as the eyes and ears of the Internet, and the actuators as the hands and feet of the Internet. The Internet now senses, thinks and acts smartly.
The World-Sized Web (WSW) is a cloud enabled that connects the servers via cellular, Wi-Fi, or short-range data networks. WSW also collects the data through the help of drones and vehicles with actuators driving to places that the WSW needs to affect.
The WSW is a benign robot that collects data and does things in the interests of the people. It also envisions the changes in the society and maximizes profits for the people who control it. It’s easy to predict technological changes due to scientific advances but it is much harder to predict social changes due to technological changes. The WSW can be compared to an organism where a part of it is controlled by large organization and governments and a small part of it is managed by the user of it. The behavior of WSW results in millions of tiny goals and billions of interactions between its parts.
Creating a department of technology policy can address the deal relating WSW in all its complexities. The power of the policy aims to aggregate expertise and helps advising other agencies to create a robust authority to regulate when required.