Inescapable Data: Harnessing the Power of Convergence by Chris Stakutis

By Chris Stakutis

As communications, computing, and knowledge garage converge, information is changing into totally ubiquitous...and that alterations every thing. during this publication, top facts administration visionaries demonstrate how info transforms how you do company, the applied sciences you utilize, the investments you are making, the lifestyles you reside, and the realm you reside in.Chris Stakutis and John Webster draw on interviews with approximately 50 major specialists: technologists, sociologists, marketers, specialists, researchers, media leaders, and futurists alike. you will discover how state-of-the-art "primordial soup" of stressed out and instant gadgetry is instantly coalescing into anything immensely extra strong, using purposes you notion have been natural technological know-how fiction. you are going to additionally achieve deep perception into the profound implications of ubiquitous facts catch: implications that contact every thing out of your bed room to the battlefield: * The rising "Connectivity Divide. Which part of the chasm are you on? * Inescapable data's technical parts: Async communications, * pervasive computing units, instant, and XML * international calendars, short-term companies: reworking your lifestyles and company * out of control info availability: Its dangers on your protection and healthiness * the way forward for technical infrastructure, grids, clever garage, and past * Radical, new modes of knowledge supply: Nonnumeric, nontextual, unobtrusive * destiny tech: From holographic screens to fertility "wall clocks" * Your DNA on a chip: the guts of your own healthiness and wellbeing software"

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Thermo Electron's Environment division makes a variety of sensors for industry, and now for homeland security applications. " So, although DHS might not be able to prevent biological, chemical, or nuclear radiation attacks on the general populace, it can at least attempt to understand, contain, and deal with them should they arise. "Our new customers want smaller sensors with real-time data collection abilities that they can deploy pervasively," says Herrema. " The federal government is hopeful about its ability to deploy thousands of sensors across cities and suburban regions.

In our Inescapable Data world, we will see video capture everywhere, and forevermore video data streams will be an integral part of our information lives. Wireless Pervasive Monitoring and Sensing Devices It is now possible to equip just about any electronic sensing device with a wireless network interface such that the entire electronic package, including power source, is no larger than your thumb. These include chemical sensors that can alert people working in manufacturing plants of hazardous chemical spills, for example, or biosensors that can alert communities when a toxic airborne virus is released into the atmosphere by terrorists, or bracelets on your infant used to monitor body temperature.

Htm Interestingly, the vast majority of surveillance cameras in use today belong to nongovernmental entities. An ACLU study of the number of cameras in New York City, for example, discovered that nearly 90 percent of these cameras were attached to private buildings. , protection of property and care of a company's employees or an apartment building's inhabitants). The ACLU makes the point that an effort to restrict government use of surveillance cameras is probably a mute issue given their broad use in nongovernmental sectors.

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