The Internet of Things

Sunday, October 15, 2017

What is it

Smart TVs, refrigerators, cars, and houses—the internet of things refers to the networking of all the devices in our lives, as they gather data and interact with one another, apparently to make our lives easier. How will this augmented connectivity affect the way we live? If government agencies or hackers can potentially access the data our devices gather, what will become of privacy? Josh and Ken get smart with renowned computer scientist Carl Hewitt, editor of Inconsistency Robustness (Studies in Logic).

 
 

Carl Hewitt, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT

 
 

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