Over the last 12 weeks we have jumped into the digital world head first uncovering the deep truths of the Internet and what it hides. But today we uncover the last link of the Internet and that is…
THE INTERNET OF THINGS.
The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. (Rouse, 2016)
This week’s lecture focused on how the development of the Internet of things has changed over time, thereby ‘transforming it [the Internet] from being a mostly intangible collection of data to encompass ‘things’ that people can touch’ (McDonald, 2012)
Meaning everyday objects can become active participants within our daily lives. I decide to dabble in this with the only connection I have. Siri. I talked to Siri as if she were an object with a mind of it’s own, which in a sense she is.
I believe that though technology is changing and we are moving towards objects that have the ability to communicate with us, and one that I have communication with is Siri. The barrier that was once blocking effective communication with our devices changed when Siri was introduced and was able to understand our commands and talk back to us. Though it’s not always effective and Siri does have trouble understanding what you want, she is the start of the new movement.