Piers Fawkes: Reframing the Internet of Things as the Real World Web
New PSFK report defines the age of connected devices.
The Real World Web report from PSFK Labs aims to make sense of the ideas and issues connected to the growing of volume of sensitive and responsive technology in our lives. Underwritten by the kind generosity of Intel, our independent research helped me understand the themes and trends that are shaping the topic often described as the Internet of Things.
I resisted naming this report the Future of the Internet of Things – or the Future of Stuff – because I find the term Internet of Things misleading. For most people today, the internet is something they access when they look at a browser on their PC – it’s not something they think they access when they use their phone to check their emails or upload a photo. The terms ‘internet’ and ‘online’ have become rapidly antiquated and can probably be better associated with an earlier era of our digital lives. The Real World Web is a more descriptive term, I believe.