The Internet of Things

Sunday, February 16, 2020
First Aired: 
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).

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Harold G. Neuman

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 -- 11:44 AM

I have asked the question

I have asked the question about privacy before, to no audience, as far as I can tell. An awful lot of people seem not to care about such an archaic notion these days. I don't know if it is the narcissism of this time or the 'transparency' seeming to pervade so much of the attitude towards people generally. I don't get it. There seems to be no notion of privacy now, much less a concern about it.


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


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