Mar 19, 2010

Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom: IBM's video about the Internet of Things & the Smarter Planet

This video produced by IBM is an overview of the Internet of Things, and depicts how a vast  amount of data is generated every day through sensors and monitors that are embedded in everything around us. The concept of "systems of systems" is depicted in a cute graphical manner. 


In the video, a pyramid similar to the one below is discussed, outlining the data-to-wisdom process:
http://ranjeetwalunj.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/wisdom.png?w=559&h=342

Knowledge discovery to wisdom, based on Giarratano and Riley, 1998, found on Ranjeet Walunj's blog.

Questions: What are mere mortals to make of all of this data flowing around? How should educators respond to the reality of the Internet of Things and the wealth of data that will soon be available?

FYI: Previous posts related to the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things Europe 2009 Conference: Internet Rabbits, Mirrors, Stamps, and More!
The IBM Web, or Internet of Things
The UX of SmartGridCity: Control Your SmartHouse Remotely, Online
"Web Meets World": User Experience of Embedded Systems and Wireless Sensor Networks
Will NoSQL Rescue the World of Data in the Cloud? (Info and Links for the Tech Curious)
Interactive Mobile Multimedia
Tangible User Interfaces, Part I: Siftables
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