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Was tun, wenn Ihnen die Kaffeemaschine nicht mehr folgt? April 13, 2012

Posted by Wolfgang Tonninger in Business, Fun, Trends.

Was wir uns vom Internet der Dinge versprechen? Dass die Wechselwirkung mit immer intelligenteren Geräten für Innovationen sorgt. Weil Autos, Kühlschränke, Toaster und Kaffeemaschinen etc. immer mehr mit Personen- und Handlungs-spezifischen Daten gespeist werden und dadurch ein “Bewusstsein” für unsere potentiellen Absichten und Handlungen entwickeln.


W. Brian Arthur beschreibt diese Transformation in einem Artikel des McKinsey Quarterly folgendermaßen: “A primitive jellyfish doesn’t have a central nervous system or brain. What it has is a kind of neural layer or nerve net that lets it sense and react appropriately. I’m arguing that all these aspen roots—this vast global digital network that is sensing, “computing,” and reacting appropriately—is starting to constitute a neural layer for the economy. The second economy constitutes a neural layer for the physical economy. Just what sort of change is this qualitatively?

Think of it this way. With the coming of the Industrial Revolution—roughly from the 1760s, when Watt’s steam engine appeared, through around 1850 and beyond—the economy developed a muscular system in the form of machine power. Now it is developing a neural system. This may sound grandiose, but actually I think the metaphor is valid. Around 1990, computers started seriously to talk to each other, and all these connections started to happen. The individual machines—servers—are like neurons, and the axons and synapses are the communication pathways and linkages that enable them to be in conversation with each other and to take appropriate action.”

Kein Grund zur Beunruhigung. Die Irritationen nehmen wir in Kauf. Aber auch kein Grund, auf dem man sich ausruhen könnte.



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