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Is this the future of information management & systematic treatment of data?

Starlight Information Visualization System uses various algorithms to allow its user to sort, organize and compare complex data in a way that has hardly been seen before (maybe except for Sci-Fi movies). Whether the task at hand is work-related, research or just generally managing your everyday steady stream of information – Starlight Information Visualization System lets you handle, connect and ultimately perceive variables from any complex set of data, in a new and exciting way. The potential benefits can potentially be harnessed across many fields, for instance in journalism (cross-referencing has never been this easy or effective!) and it will almost certainly have a considerable impact on the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) – who are used to dealing with huge and extremely complex sets of data.

 

References:

http://starlight.pnl.gov/

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20100903005337/en

 

Can’t choose between The Alps, Kilimanjaro or Himalayas for your next vacation? No time for holidays? – Now you can have it all and be on all the peaks on the same time!!

As a result of converging Aster Global Digital Elevation map and NASA satellite in SSX Snowboarding game, that is coming out now –  on 2nd of March in Europe, you can now snowboard on all greatest peak’s of The World any time of day from almost any location.

A virtual helicopter with deliver you to any peak, were you can have great time with your friends from all around the world or just chill out and recharge alone.

Curious how it works in more technical and practical means?

 

 

 

This a good example of an application of Visualization of information:

 

http://audiomap.tuneglue.net/

 

This page creates relations between groups of music with similar characteristics and styles, so we can enter the name of a music band that we like and obtain names of other groups that matches with it. It’s a good example of a visual system that presents information in a graphic and easy way.

According to a survey, in 2020 between 22 and 50 billions of devices will be connected at Internet in 2020. If we take a look at these prognostics we can notice that there will be more of technologies connected than human in the world ( 7 billions of humans at the end of October 2011 ) !

The European Union with the Information Society and the Media Directorate General, draw up a portrait of the daily european life in 2020 :

This video show us a world where everything is linked at Internet: your car, your health, your shopping… Every property will be touch by the amazing development of tehchnologies with a principal aim : make your life better and easier !

If all of our daily life is being connected to Internet, we should hope that a big bug will not arrive, because in this world without technologies you will have to do things by yourselves…so hard, isn’t it ?!

Read more :

http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/policy/rfid/documents/guidelinesforuserfidsign.pdf

http://www.iot-visitthefuture.eu/fileadmin/documents/researchforeurope/270808_IoT_in_2020_Workshop_Report_V1-1.pdf

Internet of things is getting more and more into our everyday lives.  Somehow it seems scary, but on the other hand – it makes your life easier.

That’s not a secret –  people can be very forgetful: to close the doors, to switch off the lights, to regulate heating system by leaving the house. So technology has been made to resolve and control these “problems” with your smart phones, tabletes or computers. Just like a remote control.

NEXIA home intelligence system uses the latest wireless technology  known  as Z-Wave that has become a standard in home automation.

More information about Nexia

There are many possible uses for the Internet of things, but as any other technology, we cannot deny that this system have some dangers, too. How are we going to protect our privacy when the Internet of things will be extended? What would happen if, like it happened with some other technologies, it would be a failure in the system? This article offers a more sceptic point of view about the Internet of things. It exposes the concerns about a world where everything is connected and makes us think about the negative consequences that this system could have.

Are you interested in knowing more about the risks of the world that is coming? Check this article:

http://theconversation.edu.au/the-internet-of-things-this-is-where-were-going-3965

By Aneley Lampugnani

Internet of things is starting its implantation, so we are not yet capable to imagine which will be the applications of it. There are many projects in course in which the Internet of things could play a main role:  a more responsible use of resources, a creation of a warning system for monetary transferences or even prevention of natural disasters’ consequences.

Do you want to discover what is coming? Check the following article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/18/sunday-review/the-internet-gets-physical.html?pagewanted=all

By Aneley Lampugnani