Beyond the Internet of things

The bigger transformation has to do with people, not objects.
Broadband’s biggest impact relates to human empowerment, not connected devices.
Author:
Rouzbeh Yassini, Ph.D.

UNH BCoE Executive Director Rouzbeh Yassini, writing for The Broadband Library, argues that broadband’s true impact has to do with expanding human understanding and the capacity to contribute.

In the article, Yassini refers to a concept called “the Internet of People,” a twist on the now-popular concept of the Internet of Things. As Yassini describes, “It’s a data environment in which a single individual instantly can access thousands of intelligent touch points and information resources drawing on big-data analytics and powered by cloud computing. Its product is an economic, cultural and scientific renaissance made possible by transcending prior limitations.”

The full article is available here.