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clrmoney
clrmoney
11/10/2017 4:39:51 PM
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IOT picking up pace quickly
I'm not surprised because IOT/ Internet of Things have a lot to offer for businesses as well as customers. I think that it will have more exposure in the future as time goes on.

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
11/11/2017 11:02:27 PM
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A smart suitcase is an awesome concept
In some science fiction story soon, I'm going to use that. So your suitcase has access to a line of credit, and instead of schlepping it from the hotel to the airport, going through checked baggage, all that ... you just hand it over at the smart bag kiosk in the hotel, having told it "Get yourself to home" or "Get yourself to hotel where I have reservation" by a specified time.  Then it shops for the cheapest carrier that will guarantee on time delivery and may go by a route totally different from yours (in fact I'd envision a spoke-and-hub bag system modeled on UPS or Fed Ex, but, for example, in some areas it might be able to get there faster by going on truck or rail than by flying).  If your bag is going to be late, it calls you to tell you so.

Fuel efficient, anti-theft, anti-terrorist, anti-smuggling (you could require that smart bags carry electronic manifests and route themselves to checkpoints, and if the bag doesn't usually travel on a passenger plane, a lot of the incentive for trying to get a bomb into it goes away). 

You could probably also tell it to stop off at the laundry/dry cleaner and get stuff cleaned or mended too, or even to go to a store and replenish your makeup or shaving kit or get you a new shirt.

Come to think of it, I want one.

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batye
batye
11/12/2017 6:53:19 PM
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Re: IOT picking up pace quickly
@clrmoney yes, you are right the way I see it this technology only will keep grow and develops it only mater of time before it will devolops and grow more wide... 

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afwriter
afwriter
11/13/2017 11:32:28 PM
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Single Digits?
I think that it would be awesome to have IoT trackers in the single digits, I would be slapping them on everything from my phone to my kids. It's not a far-fetched idea considering how tech usually follows the path of becoming more affordable over time. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/19/2017 12:05:27 PM
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Re: Single Digits?
No concern about the privacy erosion having trackers on everything and everyone? We already have enough smartphones tracking our whereabouts all day. I understand wanting to know where your kids are at all times, but that data could also be used for nefarious purposes too.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
11/19/2017 12:07:50 PM
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Re: A smart suitcase is an awesome concept
Your smart suitcase idea reminds me a bit about that hitchhiker robot -- that made it across Canada without incident with the kindness of strangers -- but was brutally attacked and dismembered when it tried to cross the US.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
11/19/2017 6:01:08 PM
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Re: Single Digits?
There is no privacy no matter what we somehow hope for.  The question for us is to be smart about it as best as we can to manage the process and minimize the challenges--easier said than done, though.

 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
11/19/2017 6:02:02 PM
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Re: IOT picking up pace quickly
We are alreayd there, though, @Bayte especially as we're seeing almost 100% penetration rate here in the United States and also in Europe.    How much more "Wide" do you believe we can go?

 

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
11/19/2017 11:02:14 PM
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Re: A smart suitcase is an awesome concept
mhhf1ve,

You are so right and I'm plagiarizing you immediately.  As soon as there are smart suitcases there will be smart suitcase-jacking software, and probably someone will figure out a way to hold smart suitcases for ransom.

"The street finds its own uses for technology."

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afwriter
afwriter
11/20/2017 1:46:29 PM
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Re: Single Digits?
I think privacy erosion is a foregone conclusion anymore. There is not much difference between tracking my kids using an IoT patch than there is buying them a smartphone or plugging a Hum into their cars.

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