I find it hard not to share Ben’s thoughts on IoT and what he saw at CES 2013
The reality of the Internet of Things coming to fruition brings with it perhaps one of the most interesting developments: the role of software. What become increasingly evident with all the connected devices I saw and played with at CES was that nearly all of them were made significantly more usable and valuable through the use of companion apps for smartphones or tablets.
This is the world we are headed toward. Because of the unrivaled momentum and rapid worldwide adoption of devices like smartphones and tablets, we have smart devices with us at all times. They perfectly function as the platform to drive the interaction with the hardware around us.
All hardware will be made smarter through not just the use of connected chipsets and next-generation parts, but rather through the applications that add to their value.
Read more: http://techland.time.com/2013/01/21/the-internet-of-things-hardware-with-a-side-of-software/#ixzz2IcdBBR7c
This year TEDxBG that happened in Sofia just a few days ago was just mind-blowing! So much energy, so many things to learn and to share. So many new amazing people - inventors, entrepreneurs, friends, teachers, makers! It was “the fuel that is going to wake us up in the beginning of 2013 and keep us alive long after its gone” quoted from Teddy Zareva, one of the awesome organizers!
Like you see from the picture - more than 1000 people showed up excited about the event. But why TEDx was such a unique experience for me:
- I met amazing people that share my believes of where the future is going
Without any doubts for me one of the most inspiring stories was the one by Vladi Shunturov - one of the Lucid Design Group co-founders who shared his vision about a future of responsibility. A future where the buildings around us would change dramatically to be energy efficient and we would be aware and lower down their environmental footprint. I especially loved his point that there are many emerging consumer devices that would help this process and make it very simple and straightforward for any of us to lower down the energy consumption!
- Had the chance to tell my story of Singularity University and the Global Impact Competition happening so soon!
How can we improve the standard of living health, education, and security of 1 million people in the next 3 years through the use of any kind of exponentially improving technology?
If you have an answer, idea or project you would like to implement to solve the challenge, APPLY to the Competition and win a Full Scholarship for SU GSP13!
- We did a great Hackidemia event for the older kids, presenting the idea and just the next day for the real kids! Huge thanks to the never sleeping Hackdiemia Team!!!
My Hackidmeia TEDx workshop was about electronics and using conductive ink to sketch with electronics! Have a look at some of the girls that got excited about electronics while exploring different conductive materials that can be used in creating circuits while painting on a sheet of paper!
All of them were amazing!