The internet of things: from networked objects to anticipatory spaces

‘The internet of things’ refers to the network of physical objects that have sensors, software and other technologies.

My immediate thought whilst learning about this concept was how I live my every day life connected to my phone, laptop, AirPods and apple watch. All in which are Apple and all in which are very much connected to each other. As I’ve adapted to living with the assistance of all of these devices, I often catch myself thinking ‘God what would I do without these devices?’. But then I think back to even 2 years ago when I only had a laptop and a phone and was managing quiet fine. Then I think even further back to when my Mum and Dad were growing up and didn’t have ANY of these things and very much dealt.

Expanding on my personal example and the devices I use daily, there is a whole other world of smart fridges and electronic cars etc. all in which really encapsulate the notion of technology and real life merging as one. I have such mixed emotions towards these developments. On one hand, this innovation means endless opportunities, but on the other it’s scary to think about how reliant we have become/will become in the future.

It’s one thing having a smart device, but it is a completely new thing to have them all intertwined and working together.

My remediation is a real life scenario that I experienced this morning whilst walking my dog (83% sure he was wearing AirPods):

2 thoughts on “The internet of things: from networked objects to anticipatory spaces

  1. Hi Erin,
    My interpretation this week is very similar to yourself. I can’t believe how far technology has come in such a short amount of time and don’t think it will slow down anytime soon. I recently discovered how you can now buy tap faucets that measure water for you when cooking. Never in a million years thought that would be something that was possible for us. I loved your remediation is clever and demonstrates how today that situation is very plausible but years ago wouldn’t have been the circumstance. I highly recommended you check out this article about the predictions of where our internet will be in 10 years, I found it fascinating and scary at the same time.
    Well done!!
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  2. hey, your blog post for this week’s topic explained the internet of things clearing and straight to the point and really like the personal level you used when writing it. Your remediation is so spot-on for how we don’t know if someone is talking to us or had air pods and talking to someone else. I shared this article you might find interesting talks more about the internet of things and has a timeline of when some things were introduced and in what years


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