On the heels of Tom Friedman’s Sunday NYT column, here’s more evidence the IoT is achieving mainstream recognition: CNBC will air a 1-hour documentary tonight, titled “Rise of the Machines,” 9 PM EDT tonight.
The blurb for the show says, breathlessly:
“All around us, there’s a technological revolution underway powered by devices as small as a grain of rice. They are sensors, capable of tracking and recording everything we do. They’re in our smartphones, our cars, our appliances, even our bodies, and they’re connected to the Internet to share information and make our world smarter. Virtually all products that use electricity – from toasters and coffeemakers to jet engines and MRIs – now have the ability to ‘talk’ to each other, and to us. And, what they have to say is profoundly transforming our lives – the way we travel, treat disease, and enjoy our homes.”
Segments in the show will include:
- 9 ‘smart homes’ that are changing the way we live
- Smart technology lets you live like the Jetsons (the fridge meme still lives..)
- The cloud: A tsunami of data is headed your way
Big data’s powerful effect on tiny babies (the IBM/Toronto project)
Someone is watching you (hmm. will it cover the recent high-visibility security breaches?)
Realm of the Sensors (the Rio control center)
Should be interesting. Insightful or just skimming the surface? We’ll see!
PS: thanks to my book agent, Mike Snell, for tip on this one!